Buckeyballs and Bubbles
- This quilt turned out to be a tribute to Richard Smalley,
a professor who
discovered the existence of the Buckeyball in soot. For centuries
thought that the only two pure forms of carbon were hard sparkling diamonds
dull, slipery graphite. In l985, Smalley's team announce a third pure form of
carbon C-60. The Buckeyball was named after Buckminster Fuller, the inventor
the geodesic dome. The symmetry in the Buckeyball lends itself to applications
in drug design, chemical sponges,miniature circuits, lubricants, catalysts,
probles in a scanning-fprce microscope, batteries, molecular sieves,
use in photo copiers.
School of Fish
- At a recent Bridges Conference, articles were presented on morphing techniques.
Elaine became fascinated by these designs and believed an interesting quilt
could be constructed. School of Fish is the result of exploring the techniques
of M. C. Escher, John Sharp, and Craig S. Kaplan.