Working with the black 3 mm cord to create a 19 bight 13 part 2 strand knot on a large mold. The weave is worked to a firm finish on the tube where there are no gaps between parts.
The knot it is eased off the mold and relaxed which lets the parts open up the small diamond shaped openings in the weave.
Did you know that curves can be created using straight lines?
Who knew that math could be a "soft" science?
The loose ends wrapped around the narrow section in the center.
Art imitates nature (again) and the universe remains an orderly place.
Mathematically this is described as a hyperboloid of one sheet. You can see this and other 3D models here: http://math.asu.edu/~nbrewer/Fall2007/MAT267/section10.6.html