Tubular Sculptures

Carlo H. Séquin
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 87–96 Regular Papers


This paper reviews ways in which many artists have constructed large sculptures from tubular elements, ranging from single cylinders to toroidal or knotted structures, to assemblies of a large number of bent tubes. A few parameterized generators are introduced that facilitate design and evaluation of a variety of such sculptural forms.