Carved by hand from dark-grey sandstone the piece is finely polished to give a surface almost as smooth as glass when wet.
The external kite form is juxtaposed with an internal square creating a ‘trompe l’oeil’ effect which is further enhanced by the single continuous surface.
It is provided with a 25 x 900mm stainless steel rod, which should be firmly secured to keep the piece in the correct position. Help and advice can be provided to assist with this.
This is a really extraordinary piece of sculpture with timeless fascination.
The fascination of the kite is that it is like a parallelogram or even rectangle in that all are made up from two sets of equal sides, yet in the parallelogram they are opposite each other whereas in the kite they are adjacent. In this sculpture the warping surfaces result in a perfect golden section rectangular cross-section at the bottom and a perfect diamond cross-section at the top. The solid angle formed by two surfaces is called the dihedral angle. We are accustomed to a built environment where dihedral angles are usually a right angle and don’t vary. In this sculpture the dihedral angles gradually vary between 60° and 120°. I use transformations such as these to surprise and delight the eye and the touch.