Architecture Professor Robert Krawczyk is exhibiting at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings Exhibition of Mathematical Art held in Atlanta, GA, January 4-7, 2017; The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Four sandstone 3D-printed sculptures from the Being Dis-Functional Series are being shown.
This series was developed after one on exploring a container, a non-traditional container that holds nothing but air. This container is at one level representing a functional object and another
dis-functional object. Given this, the form and surface can be reformulated and deviate from traditional meanings and use. The overall form can also express containing a more interconnected volume, since it cannot hold anything. The surface can be articulated in a number of ways, from smooth to texture. The mathematical basis of these is the Lemniscate of Bernoulli curve, similar to eight-curve. This series also explores 3D printing techniques in common materials that structurally can be very delicate, sandstone, pushing the technology to its limits of defining enclosures and still be structurally viable.