This is the next episode in a series looking back at old blog posts.
Late 2013 and approaching my third Pumpkin competition. This is the one where I went way off topic, and to be honest bit of more than I could chew. All the same I learnt a lot and just as importantly realised the need for some course correction for my fourth and final pumpkin adventure the next year.
I had established a ritual of choosing a sculptural approach, a segment of the natural world, and a featured artist. The artist this time was to be Mauritz Escher. And as a warm-up exercise I attempted a reinterpretation of one of his topological motifs, which I called the “Y-knot”
It’s created in “Point World” using a cylindrical rig, which itself is scalable. Meanwhile the feeble pun of the title allowed me to explore my reasons for finding the annual pumpkin competition such a rewarding experience. It couldn’t last forever of course, but for those 4 years it really helped me to formulate my…