George Hart

Research Professor
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY, USA

As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, my work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry. Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic.

D Flat
D Flat
38 x 38 x 18 cm
Laser-cut wood

Thirty components in four different shapes are assembled into an oblate form that fills an ellipsoid with axes in the ratios 1:2:2. Derived from a more symmetrical spherical form, but then compressed by a factor of two along one axis, the effect of a linear transformation can be seen in four different part shapes that are affinely related. The result has just 5-fold dihedral symmetry remaining from the original icosahedral symmetry.