2017-133: Laser Cut Wood Spiral Mandala

Laser Cut Spiral by Matt Bell
Ring Convergence by Matt Bell

This Week’s Theme: Spirals.

Artist Matt Bell created this beautiful laser cut spiral wood ring called Ring Convergence. Check out the detailed pattern of the cut wood and how he incorporates the wood grain into the overall design.

About this piece, Matt states:

For this design I wanted to create wood grain that would converge onto a particular direction in a ring around the center. I used a superimposition of two magnetic-and-electric-field-around-a-wire type equations but I varied the exponential falloffs with distance so that one would dominate close up and the other would dominate further away. The result is a ring that the grain converges onto. I also used a new technique of scanning the piece of wood I was going to use to ensure that the grain lined up such that the ring would occur in a dark area.

View more of his intriguing laser art pieces via his flickr album site and his LiveJournal.com site.


“Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher planes. We deceive ourselves if we think that any one of these is sufficient. To keep progressing, we must learn, commit, and do-learn, commit, and do-and learn, commit, and do again.” ~ Stephen Covey

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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