Ebonised lime wood and red jade
height: 22cm / width: 30cm / depth: 25cm
Starting with a block of wood with offset pentagons drawn on each of the opposite faces, this organic carving is as much a result of attempting to resolve the transition between the two shapes as it is an exercise in symmetry.
The tripod base was carved from a separate piece and the two parts are separated by a pentagon of red jade – the only clue left behind as to the base geometry behind the piece. Interestingly (maybe only to me), it is one piece, made in two halves, resting on three feet, with a five-sided section, eight abstracted leaf forms and thirteen projecting sections in total. There’s Fibonacci everywhere, if one only cares to look…