Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Mobeus Strip Football

A Mobeus Strip, or Möbius band, also Mobius or Moebius, is a surface with only one side and only one boundary. The Möbius strip has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It can be realized as a ruled surface. It was discovered independently by the German mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius and Johann Benedict Listing in 1858, so it could just as well be called a Listing Band.

Thus Spake Wikipedia, and so it must be true and correct in all, or in this case its one-and-only dimension.

Somewhere along the recent way, thinking that Art also needed to reflect the Age of Science and Technology, I created some abstracts out of painted DNA helixes, which actually make some rather good patterns and would be a great way to merge Art and Science in school, though probably not much beyond Kindergarten. I have not included those pictures in this gallery, because even I who have very low ones nonetheless have standards.

The Mobeus Strip here is at once a pun on the clothing worn by footballers (AFC Möbius once played in the German league, but now they have no listing), and a tribute to the magnificent genius of Andy Warhol, who did for the can of tomato soup what I have here attempted to do for the football.



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