Max Bill's work 'Double Plane with Six Right Angle Corners' is easier to grasp when you form a triangle cut out in the middle, cut the base, twist and rearrange once and put it back together. This forms a Moebius strip, i.e. a surface that runs endlessly around the object. The beauty, dynamics and aesthetics of this basic geometric body is impressive. Max Bill's strictly formal way of working .. I quote: 'concrete art is ultimately the pure expression of harmonious measure and law' (source) .. also requires aesthetic limitations, which I would like to resolve with my work.
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
Balanced communication of 3 tips in a harmonic swing across all 3 wings of the triangular band
In simplified terms, Max Bill's approach is a Moebius triangle in which bandwidth and apex angle are kept the same.
Max Bill Sculpture, Art Museum, Ulm, Germany, Top View