Marie-Renée Laurent

ARTIST NOW, PENSIONNED INNOVATIVE ELECTRONIC ENGiNEER INDEPENDANT
LA BUISSE NEER GRENOBLE FRANCE
Fascinated by the mystery and beauty of nature, and in particular by its mathematical and geometrical characteristics, I try to use these concepts to show my sensitivity and my inner questions through the creation of objects which demonstrate these concepts.

My preferred tools are fractal art, amazing polyhedrons, geodesic structures as well as tensegrity.

I also like transgression, and often build collapsible objects, which should not formally be so! Decorative stars are a good example of this.
Implausible Star
20 x 24 x 24 cm
piano wire, fishing line, jewellery accessories
2016
This star, that looks like a Great Stellated Dodecahedron, is obtained by spatial combination of five regular tetrahedrons, who do not touch each other. They are holded in place by pieces of fishing line, who form a dodecahedron. I use the structural principle of "Tensegrity" based on the use of isolated components in compression inside a net of continuous tension.