Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Torus Fever

I have become fascinated with the geometric form torus.  It is, fundamentally, a donut...which is something I used to love and can no longer eat!  But more than that, it can be seen as a depiction of a black hole, or a universe...or...or...The online dictionary defines it thusly:

noun: torus; plural noun: tori; plural noun: toruses
  1. 1.
    a surface or solid formed by rotating a closed curve, especially a circle, around a line that lies in the same plane but does not intersect it (e.g., like a ring-shaped doughnut).
    • a thing of this shape, especially a large ring-shaped chamber used in physical research.
  2. 2.
    a large convex molding, typically semicircular in cross section, especially as the lowest part of the base of a column.
  3. 3.
    a ridge of bone or muscle.
    "the maxillary torus"
  4. 4.
    the receptacle of a flower.
mid 16th century (sense 2): from Latin, literally ‘swelling, bolster, round molding.’ The other senses date from the 19th century.
Cushion Torus

Cushion Torus: Universe

Intersecting Torus 1

Intersecting Torus 2

Torus 1
PLATONIC DUALITIES, opening May 11, 6-9pm, Gallery 5004, Robbinsdale

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