Mother Monkey's Saddle

Collaborative work with Eve Torrence

The ceramic portion of this sculpture is a surface known as a monkey saddle. The surface has negative Gaussian curvature at every point except the origin, which has zero curvature. The three lobes of the surface provide room for two legs and a tail. The hyperbolic crochet extends and exponentially increases the curve of the saddle. The many curls of the crochet provide seats for lots of smaller monkeys to sit with their tails on mom's saddle.

Negative-curvature abstract ceramic sculpture with crocheted upper.

Not for sale

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