My friend Sharon Gainsburg, who owns and operates a stone carving school here in town often sends her students over to my shop,
Now, I enjoy a good challenge when making a sculpture base - sometimes it's locating an obscure color or wood (or dyeing wood to match something), or installing hardware I'm not used to... there are almost always some interesting challenges.
But a recent commission was not only a really fun piece to build, it was a bit of a math test for me. And I love math!
You remember back in Geometry class, when we learned about trapezoids, right? (Thanks, Miss Gibson!)
I'll make it easy on you...
What is a trapezoid shape? A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides. No other features matter. (In English-speaking countries outside of North America, the equivalent term is trapezium.) The parallel sides may be vertical , horizontal , or slanting .