Inspiration

As you will see from my paper strip studies, Max Bill's approach is very basic by just forming a triangular strip with a twisted base which makes it an endless Moebius strip. The beauty, dynamics and aesthetics of this basic geometric body is impressive.

Paper strip or wire model studies are helpful means to better understand the character and nature of sculptures or to create further new designs as I learned from my artistic coach Sabine Classen. The study happened in preparation of my ceramic work.

See all basic features of my design as a preparing step to my ceramics work later on:

Soaring tip, vertically extended aperture in the center, spherically shaped bottom with high gravity there

Papermodel to further develop triangular sculpture concept: Soaring tip, vertically extended aperture in the center, spherically shaped bottom with high gravity there

Balanced communication of 3 tips in a harmonic swing across all 3 wings of the triangular band

Papermodel to further develop triangular sculpture concept: Balanced communication of 3 tips in a harmonic swing across all 3 wings of the triangular band

Horizontal tips swinging over in a spinning top or balance wheel fashion

Papermodel to further develop triangular sculpture concept: Horizontal tips swinging over in a gyro or balance wheel fassion

Max Bill's approach: Simplified, straight base with constant band width, while consequently and exactly following basic geometry design rules

Papermodel to further develop triangular sculpture concept: Max Bill's approach: Simplified, straight base with constant band width, while consequently and exactly following basic geometry design rules

Max Bill Sculpture, Art Museum, Ulm, Germany, Top View

Max Bill Sculpture, Art Museum, Ulm, Germany, Top View