Element—Animal

ANIMAL: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Animal  animal, n. **Etymology:  < Anglo-Norman and Middle French animal (French animal ) living creature, beast (excluding man) (12th cent. in Old French), living creature (excluding plants) (13th cent.), stupid or uncouth person (1537) and its etymon classical Latin animal living creature (including man), living organism (including plants), animal other than man, (applied contemptuously to a person) creature, brute, […]

Animal —Turtles

Turtles: Taxonomy: In 2006 Hungarian mathematicians Gábor Domokos and Péter L. Várkonyi demonstrated the possibility of “a convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on a flat surface, has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium.” They named such forms Gömböc after a sweet Hungarian dumpling. Gömböc are self-righting: they will roll as if possessed before coming […]

(Not)Turtles

First made in collaboration with Ceramica Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico for: Everything Must Go! at Casey Kaplan, NYC (June 30 – July 30, 2011) these objects were also a part of PALOMAR at Laure Genillard Gallery, London in 2016. (Not)Turtles In 2006 Hungarian mathematicians Gábor Domokos and Péter L. Várkonyi proved the possibility of “a convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on […]