2017 Bridges Conference Nominees' Gallery

# Carlo H. Sequin

## Artists

## Statement

My 2017 art submission complements my Bridges conference presentation: “Homage to Eva Hild.” Inspired by the work of Eva Hild, I have developed some auxiliary CAD programs and design processes that make it easier to model her undulating free-form sculptures on a computer, so that similar looking maquettes can be fabricated on a 3D printer. A majority of Hild's sculptures are two-sided, orientable 2-manifolds. My goal was to design a non-orientable 2-manifold sculpture, like a Möbius band, that, by its style, would fit into Hild’s family. A good starting point was Dyck’s surface (an elliptical disk from which two two tubular stubs protrude on opposite sides). A cycle of an odd number of such elements will produce a single-sided surface.