Volution's Evolution

Carlo H. Séquin
Meeting Alhambra, ISAMA-BRIDGES Conference Proceedings (2003)
Pages 13–24


"Volution" refers to a series of shell-like modular sculptural elements embedded in a cube. They all have similar edge-patterns consisting of quarter-circles on faces of the unit cube, and on the inside they exhibit several, possibly warped, saddles and tunnels. This paper discusses the origin of these designs and their evolution and development into constrained minimal surfaces and into potentially large-scale, freestanding sculptures.