Isotrope is an open, polyhedral vessel in hand-carved ash. Its empty, balanced form plants itself in the space between abstraction and representation. Inspired by structures found in both nature and architecture, it remains open to meaning. Drawing reference to the intricate mineral skeletons of single cell organisms–Radiolarians–or the modular designs of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic systems, Isotrope’s large curving arcs shape the ribs of an upturned ship or a whale skeleton while unfolding the story of its own making first hand.

Image caption: Installation view during Future Station: The 2015 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta