Möbius Ship

Now this is just amazing! I don’t even have a clue where you would start making this and to prove this I was asked just the other day to help make a diorama for a business proposal and all i could think of was all my failed attempts at making the things off Blue Peter which would always end in a mess of PVA and toilet tubes with the inevitable bucket load of glitter. So to do something like this really is a mystery. From Boing Boing:

Tim Hawkinson‘s Möbius Ship sculptures are nautical, single-surfaced and have fractional dimensionality. Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum!

Echoing the working methods of ship-in-a-bottle hobbyists, Hawkinson created a painstakingly detailed model ship that twists in upon itself, presenting the viewer with a thought-provoking visual conundrum. The title is a witty play on Herman Melville‘s novel Moby Dick, which famously relates the tale of a ship captain’s all-consuming obsession with an elusive white whale. The ambitious and imaginative structure of Hawkinson’s sculpture offers an uncanny visual metaphor for Melville’s epic tale, which is often considered the ultimate American novel.

Via Boing Boing


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