Anduriel Widmark

Denver, Colorado, USA

Art is a good excuse to play. Play is a fun way to try on new realities. Exploring patterns and symmetry through abstraction presents an opportunity to look outside of a regular pattern of seeing. Relationships between underlying forces exemplify the inseparability of structure and narration. Structures and voids organize a lattice around these distinctions and connections.

10 x 10 x 30 cm
wood toothpicks

Toothpicks organized into regular hexagrams intersect and tessellate space in a fascinating way. The rhombic dodecahedron and it's three stellations are shown, all made from the same arrangement of 192 toothpicks. The underlying geometry is derived from the arrangement of cylinders known as hexastix. The shapes were progressively faceted by successively cutting off the points where crossing rods touch their neighbor.

8 x 8 x 8 cm
flame worked borosilicate glass

This is an elegant and complex knot based on an arrangement of infinitely repeating cylinders know as hexastix. Hexastix, when extended to infinity, occupies approximately 68 percent of space. The ends of extended rods were connected to outward crossing neighbors, creating loops and arches that join in a continuous fashion. The network of glass creates a dynamic interaction of shadows and light.