Stewart Dickson: 3-D Zoetrope




 
  • ©2000, Stewart Dickson, 3-D Zoetrope

Artist(s):


Title:


    3-D Zoetrope

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2000

Medium:


    Kinetic Sculpture

Size:


    48 inches x 24 inches x 36 inches

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Artist Statement:


    A Zoetrope is constructed by attaching 60 phases of an object in metamorphosis to a rotating wheel. The “animation” is “frozen” in space via synchronized stroboscopic lighting. The metamorphosis is a torus turning “inside-out” at three points on its surface.

    Costa’s genus 1 three-ended minimal surface is topologically equivalent to a simple torus.

    Thanks to collaborators at the PRISM Center, Arizona State University


Technical Information:


    Software: The Mathematica system for doing mathematics by computer (Wolfram Research, Inc.), Custom software by Stewart Dickson
    Hardware: SGI, Stratasys Genisys Fused, Deposition Modeling (FDM) Machine