'The Lover's Knot (Inspired by the Trefoil Knot)'

E. Calder Powel

2010 - aluminum

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The trefoil knot is a knot composed of one continuous strand, twisted into a three-dimensional ring. The design is obtained by looping a strand through the hole of a ring before joining the two ends back together. The figure can be considered ‘amphichiral,’ or left- or right-handed depending on whether the strand is place over or under the initial ring.  The inherent lack of symmetry means a mirror image figure results in a different figure, making it an infinite bond whose nature cannot be copied, only viewed as the unique structure it represents. 

This work is on display a short distance from Grounds For Sculpture, near the corner of East State Street and Klockner Avenue, as part of the Sculpture Along the Way project.

About the Work
About the Work
Material:
aluminum
Courtesy:
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
The Lover's Knot (Inspired by the Trefoil Knot) by E. Calder Powel

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