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The Art of the Egg, Douglas Lochner

What’s math got to do with it?

Ahh, the ubiquitous egg.

It seems so simple, yet from a geometry standpoint the shape is fairly complex.

After tracing a few real eggs, I decided to try a different approach, using math.

It was a fun little diversion after spending the day making egg stands for the other artists.

The geometry of an egg is quite lovely, a combination of circles and ellipses, held together with a triangle. Although it is not quite the “golden ratio,” it comes pretty close.

Why use math you ask?

It allows me to scale the shape to any size I want with no loss of fidelity.

(The tiny amount of error inherent in tracing a chicken egg becomes magnified considerably when it is scaled to 4 or 5 feet tall.)

The math allows me to produce a “perfect” egg shape, and let’s face it, who doesn’t want a perfect egg?

What’s next?

You’ll have to wait till the unveiling to see.

I’m still experimenting with several different directions. Due to budget factors, I have yet to nail down the final concept.

Stay tuned, I may provide a few teasers as my egg journey continues.

Douglas Lochner

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