Escher-Inspired Sculpture "Concentric Rinds" by Zadora-Gerlof

  • The famed Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof created this mind-boggling kinetic aluminum sculpture
  • He was inspired by the great M.C. Escher’s 1953 work entitled Concentric Rinds
  • The ingenious work explores the negative space of a 3-dimensional object
  • When set into motion, the aluminum spheres produce a mesmerizing, ripple-like visual effect
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Crafted by the famed sculptor Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, this compelling kinetic aluminum sculpture entitled Concentric Rinds brings to life the work of the great M.C. Escher. Escher was renowned for his mathematically-inspired woodcuts, including his ingenious 1953 engraving Concentric Rinds that inspired the present sculpture. Zadora brings Escher’s 2-dimensional design in to the third dimension with his perfectly envisioned and executed creation.

During the mid-20th century, Escher created a series of etchings that explored spherical geometry in an attempt to draw attention to the negative space of 3-dimensional objects. His work Concentric Rinds developed from this exploration. Consisting of four spherical shells that each consist of nine circles, Escher's complex sphere is divided into 48 similarly shaped triangles that emphasizes the immense, mysterious dark space within which his creation exists.

Zadora brings all of the mathematical precision of Escher's genius design into his large-scale version of the work. His four aluminum spheres are nestled together from small to large, creating a rippling effect when the work is set into motion on its axis. It is powered by a motorized mechanism hidden within its base, ingeniously added by Zadora to fully exploit the incredible visual effects of Escher's original design.

The Canadian-born sculptor Baron Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof is recognized as the world's leading gemstone artist, and his international clientele includes the world’s most discerning connoisseurs. His pieces, which range from intricate sculptures such as this to innovative bespoke jewelry, are regarded as the most prized decorative artworks in modern time.

The sculpture is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Created 2014-15

78 3/4" diameter

Design Days Dubai, March 16-20, 2015
Escher-Inspired Sculpture "Concentric Rinds" by Zadora-Gerlof
Period: 1919-Present
Origin: America
Type: Sculpture
Style: Modernism
Escher-Inspired Sculpture "Concentric Rinds" by Zadora-Gerlof
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