Daniel Whalen

Physics Department, Stanford University
Palo Alto

My work is inspired by pixel representations of objects.  I sought to extend this practice to the third dimension, using voxels to illustrate sharp angles and flowing surfaces.  The use of LEGO bricks emphasizes the discrete nature of the voxels.

Umbilic Torus
Umbilic Torus
17" x 17" x 10"
LEGO bricks

A homage to Helaman Ferguson's Umbilic Torus, a torus with deltoid cross sections and a single surface and edge.  The smooth surface illustrates the details of the voxelization as it continuously rotates relative to the underlying grid.  Contours for all three dimensions are made visually apparent by the discretized construction.