
Moebius Trip is a large Moebius
strip assembled from several hundred (243) identical pieces. To me, it had often seemed
impossible to make a Moebius strip using multiples of only one shape. I
had often considered it but each time rejected the idea as probably impossible.
But one day a mathematician friend, Roger Servranckx, was looking at an earlier
sculpture, UndulEight, and asked why I didn't make a Moebius strip. He
wasn't convinced by my argument about its impossibility, and returned later that
day with a paper model that, to me, strongly indicated that it might be
possible. A few more models from both of us, intermingled with
calculations from Roger showed that it would be indeed possible to create a
Moebius strip from
identical pieces, and the detailed planning and construction began.
Have a look at the essay
on the construction of Moebius Trip.




photo © copyright 2001 Robin Gerke 

