Naked Geometry is art and jewelry inspired by mathematics and nature. All of our woodwork is created in Pittsburgh community maker-spaces from sustainable materials, using a combination of laser cutting and traditional craft. The hardwood we use is either reclaimed, dead-fall, or ethically sourced. The plywood we use is LEED, F.S.C.-certified or better. Our findings and chains are nickel-free. Our cords are waxed cotton. All geometric art and design is created in-house by a small team of eccentrics.
Scorpion Curve Fractal Inlay Pendant
The scorpion curve fractal is one we built from scratch. It was inspired by Jeffrey Ventrella’s research into fractal curves, and particularly his discussion of reflection in fractals. All fractals exhibit the same shape as a whole as an individual part does, a property called “self-similarity.” A tree is the simplest example. A branch looks like a tree, and the tree looks like a branch. The scorpion curve shown here has an extra flip every time it iterates, so that’s what gives it its spiral tail. It looks like a scorpion to us, or maybe smoke. We offer the pendants as padauk or purple heart set into figured maple.
Dimensions: 2″ x 3″
Finding: Sterling Snake Chain