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Corby 3

David Henderson's avatar David Henderson

Corby 3 appears to be an organic form; it is actually purely geometric. It is a section across the center of a torus (a circle revolved in a circle, eg: a donut). Designed with the aid of a computer, it is made from flat, overlapping plywood layers that are subsequently milled to shape on a machine designed and built for this purpose. The resulting form is a shell rather than a volume. The many layers of wood, and the marks from the milling machine, articulate the complex derivative curves, describing in detail this abstract surface while the opening at the top reveals the underlying structure. The "mind's eye" works to extend the surface beyond its boundaries, triggering a strange kinesthetic response. The sculpture functions at once as an object and a space; as reductive abstraction and metaphoric representation.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: plywood
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  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 45 inches