Next entry in the cubic foot of art project?the knot book.
I amused myself last winter by watching a Great Courses video class
on the ancient world (really entertaining). Alexander the Great famously untied the impossible Gordian knot in 333 BC by
hacking it open with a sword stroke. If he had been a pathologist like
me, he might have serially sectioned this unique specimen into multiple slices to better
examine the insides. This book is a knotted rope, embedded in resin, and cut into sections.
The outer box has wire knots, crushed by forge-welding onto steel, with gun-bluing patina. The internal structure of objects can be visually fascinating, and I still often imagine the
world in cross-section.