Mandolin

I have been long fascinated by watching the ripples that ducks form while swimming. This sculpture is one of a series that explores that geometry. Two mandarin ducks swim around one another, forming two overlapping circles and creating a more complex geometry which is reflected in the polished nickel of the ducks. I used the mandolin as a base into which this composition rests to emphasize the underlying sense of harmony. At the head of the instrument is a circle from which a single line connects to the riffles: implying an unending line which constantly regenerates itself.

5.5″H x 32″W x 13″D
Fused nylon, copper & nickel on Aluminum