Michael Foster | Network

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Michael Foster | Network
All items are original, and signed by the artist(s).
Michael Foster
Springfield, Vermont

Network, 2016
Sugar maple, Macassar ebony
6 x 5.25 x 5.25 inches | 15.24 x 13.33 x 13.33 cm

Network started life on the lathe as a turned sphere from freshly harvested sugar maple. The sphere was then hollowed on 20 axes and subsequently carved to the final intended form. This form represents the intersections of 12 pentagonal forms in a continuous network but also can be thought of as the form of an icosahedron (20 equilateral triangles) projected on the surface of a sphere. Thoughts of the connections within a human brain and the vast World Wide Web influenced the design and title for this work.

Sugar maple that was turned as a sphere then hollowed on 20 separate axes then carved to final form.

About the Artist:
"I have been turning wood for over 25 years. I have gone through a progression of my skills and a slow evolution of my work. Originally I turned functional items like pens, bowls and boxes but slowly changed the focus of my work more towards decorative art. I concentrated on segmented work for a while, but soon evolved into more sculptural work, as I have always wanted to explore that avenue of expression. Sculpture is a better media to express my interests in the sciences and math. The last few years I have really become quite interested in the intersection of math and art. One may not realize it at first, but there is an endless supply of art inspiration to explore in the world of mathematics. I have not exhausted this well of ideas, but do not confine myself to this work. Much of my art also has inspiration in the sciences of biology, astronomy and physics and the natural world around us."

Learn more: breezyhillturning.com