Anduriel Widmark

Denver, CO, 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.
Hexastix 72 Stick Knot
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Flame worked borosilicate glass
Hexastix are symmetric, non-intersecting cylinder packing arrangements that can extend infinitely to fill space. This Hexastix knot connects the ends of an arrangement of 72 congruent cylinders, with 4 twists and 68 half loops. Inspired by an original George Hart sculpture titled "72 Pencils,” this knot links cylinders into a continuous embedded loop, made with over 10 meters of 6mm glass rod. Using glass to construct polystix allows light to bounce around the structure, highlighting the beautiful woven spaces inside.