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"Hopf Knott, " by Peter Sittner (Kensington, MD)

13.5" x 13.5" x 13.5", red oak, 2013

Hopf Knott is the offspring of two forms that have intrigued me for some time, the Hopf Link and the Borromean Rings. While the sculpture may appear to be a series of connected Hopf Links, it is actually two sets of Borromean Rings, an inner set and an outer set. Of course, the "rings" are stretched to make the crossings possible and shaped to resemble Hopf Links. The 6 outermost points correspond to the vertices of a regular octahedron. --- Peter Sittner

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American Mathematical Society