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.

Left and right-handed Trefoil
5 x 10 x 5 cm
Flame worked borosilicate glass

Left and right-handed Trefoil knots are based on an arrangement of sticks referred to as “Tetrastix” by John H. Conway. The arrangement was symmetrically reduced to three parallel rods on each axis, then each rod was joined to an outward crossing neighbor, creating nine loops. Having the left-handed trefoil and the right-handed trefoil knots together emphasizes the chirality of the knot.

Möbius Shorts
6 x 6 x 6 cm
flame worked borosilicate glass

Mobius Shorts is similar, but distinct from the Mobius strip. Here, Mobius Shorts is outlined with glass rods that hold an invisible surface that is topologically equivalent to a klein bottle with a hole in it. This one-sided surface seems to hold rings that float in glass thus revealing its simple and elegant shape.