© 2022 Daisy Ziyan Zhang


Sculpture; at MIT , 2019
Acquired by MIT Museum as permanent collection

It’s a confusing object. 

Originally evolved from a simple tetrahedron, this object is deliberately designed to present contrast readings from different angles, inviting the viewer to touch, rotate, and observe. It is a geometric exploration for a hyperbolic paraboloid composed with straight lines and discritized planar surfaces. The “spine” is an edge condition where the doubly curved surfaces collide into each other, investigated at three phases, each playing with different resolution to resolve the collision.

I. Surface

II. Discretization


III. Conceptual Detail of Joinery

Special thanks to instructor J Jih