Charles Wisseman, Mixed Media Artist

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knot

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.
 
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