Laser-cut Baltic birch units are connected with handmade brass jump rings and assembled to form a Penrose tiling.  When placed on an even surface, the sculpture lays flat with no gaps or overlap; when brought upright, it takes on the characteristics of a textile.  Though comprised of just two shapes, this pattern is aperiodic and lacks translational symmetry.  It can never be generated using "cut and paste" methods.  

Photo: Scott Garner

Photo: Scott Garner

Photo: Scott Garner

Floating Penrose Rhombuses at the Affordable Art Fair, September 2014.  The gold tiles at the right and left edges of the piece highlight the locations that the tiling loses its mirror symmetry.  Photo: Talya Stein

Photo: Talya Stein

Photo: Talya Stein

Photo: Roy Rochlin