4 –OTHER SCULPTURE

 

An assortment of sculptures . . .

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A. O. C. Nier of the University of Minnesota was a pioneer in precision mass spectroscopy.

Using Moiré Effects

The Moiré effect shown here is generate by a pair of perforated metal sheets.   It shows that two sheets with simple, periodic patterns can combine to produce a more complicated and interesting visual sensation that one might not have expected.

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And here one sees the Moiré effect with four perforated sheets with different sizes and spacing.  The physical structure is the same for all three of these photos . . . only the viewing angle differs. 
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Holograms arise from a combination of simpler periodic patterns.  This underlies this use of Moiré for a sculptural representation of coherent optical imaging:00079-83AW-HologMiniMoire copy

 

 

Möbius Bands

This experiment with a 24″ stack of five Möbius bands preceded the construction of the  “Insiders-Outsiders” sculpture for the Comprehensive Studies Program.

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Utilitarian Objects

Here are three pen holders as examples of utilitarian sculptural objects:
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