Kenneth Brecher and Randy Rhine, collaborators

Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Emeritus
Departments of Astronomy and Physics, Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This wooden object combines three mathematical elements - tetrahedron, Mobius band and Penrose triangle into a single philosophical sculpture. Its interpretation is left to the viewer.
Mathematicians' Eternal Flame
20 x 25 x 25 cm
wood
2016
As one ages, an individual's time limit becomes ever more salient. As does his/her spatial limits. A major motivation for this piece comes from the contemplation of the very opposite: infinite space and time. Another motivation is the impossible. Hopefully, the combination of elements in this sculptural work is unique. Or at least original. And maybe even elegant. Or knot!