Disco Loop at JMM 2023

My contribution to the art exhibit at the Bridges conference was my sculpture “Ribbon Loop”

Susan Happersett
Ribbon Loop
20 x 20 x 20 cm
Ink on paper

“Ribbon Loop” is an example of my newest paper hyperbolic form “disco loops.” Each of these sculptures consists of 5 paper geometric stadiums. Geometric stadiums are created when a circle is split in half and a rectangle is placed between the two halves. The five pieces have the same pattern on both sides. For “Ribbon Loop” the pattern is similar to a grosgrain ribbon. The geometric stadiums are given slits and connected to to form a helix, then unwound to connect the loose ends. The resulting undulating sculpture is a two sided curved hyperbolic surface.

Susan Happersett

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