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Math Trek

White Narcissus

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4:14pm, February 8, 2001

The elegant, swooping forms carved out of wood by sculptor Robert Longhurst often resemble gracefully curved soap films that span twisted loops of wire dipped into soapy water. Alhough these abstract sculptures bear an uncanny resemblance to mathematical forms known as minimal surfaces, they emerge from Longhurst's imagination rather than from mathematics.

"Curvilinear works, whether they fall into the categories of art, architecture, or design, have alw

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