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|Artist|| ||KNOTTENBELT, Robert|
|Birth|| ||1947, Holland|
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|Title|| ||i sing, of time tide|
|Medium|| ||CAD/CAM water-jet cut glass, sandblasted, acid polished|
|Dims|| ||25.6 x 30.7 x 31.0cm|
|Collection|| ||Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery|
|Creditline|| ||Funded by Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council|
Robert Knottenbelt's interest in science and new technologies led to his use of computer-aided design processes to develop compositions such as i sing of time tide. Generally, these works allude to biological phenomena, a subject of great interest to the artist since the beginning of hid career.
i sing of time tide, with its honeycomb grid based on the microscopic structure of a plant, belongs to the artist's Diatoms series. This series title refers to an ancient species of aquatic plant.
These works begin as sketches on graph paper. They are interpreted by a computer-aided design program to provide data that control industrial water-jet cutters that shape the component glass plates of Knottenbelt's finished works. The geometric precision of this work is typical of Knottenbelt's sculptural glass.