Infinite Knot – 2016 “Infinite Knot” is a commissioned sculpture in bleached curly maple. This commission began with an ancient Chinese artifact, of which the client is a collector. Designs were extrapolated on the premise of creating a loop without a beginning or end. Both parametric and freehand approaches were used to model the solid wood laminations in CAD. Small scale to 1:1 prototypes were produced iteratively to refine the design and production process. Custom vacuum bags and the wood’s natural flexion were wedded together to create the final form.