With Tesseract, I choose to create a sculpture whose form was line and plane dominant. From there I turned to the cube, nearly one of the strongest and most economical examples available. By placing a cube inside of a cube and connecting the vertices of the inner cube to the corresponding vertices of the the outer cube I have essentially created the form of a tesseract.

In geometry the tesseract is the four-dimensional analog of the cube. The tesseract is to the cube as the cube is to the the square. Since modern physics no longer interprets time as being the fourth dimension, the cube is represented in Euclidean space. Although by choosing to construct a cube whose sides were hinged together I've abandoned the concept of how the tesseract traditionally rotates and folds into itself. Instead when my cube is unfolded the six sides form the capital letter "T". This "T" is a metaphoric representation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. In this terrifying prophetic novel, Huxley describes the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopian society devoid of individual freedom.

 

 

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