Richard Hassell

Net VIII Limited Edition of 12

Net VII is made of amber beads and warm grey twine. I really enjoy looking at this net as it constantly seems to shift character from geometric to natural, and from completely random to ordered. Large patterns seem to swirl through it, and sudden alignments take your eye outwards only to have a swirl bring you back to the centre.

Net VIII is based on a new tiling I developed, which is closely related to the Penrose Tile. The tiling is already aperiodic, upon that I developed a plane-filling curve, upon which this net is based, so it is aperiodic line over an aperiodic tiling which gives Net VIII its frustratingly unknowable order. It amazes me that it is woven from a single thread, even though I developed it!

The five-fold geometry suggested the decagonal shape, which is formed by a true arrangement of the tiles, however the edging is embellished by me to emphasise the star form, as I knitted together the loose ends to create the single path.

  • Conservation Pigment Ink print on Bamboo Awagami Washi paper
  • 118 x 84 cm