Logo

Mobius

Click on any photo for a larger image or more information.

Mobius in copper Large mobius painted red

 

I have always liked Mobius strips, from when I first saw them as a boy, at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. These are a two-dimensional mathematical shape twisted into three dimensional space. There is only one "side"; if you follow the surface of the strip it goes all the way around, with no "inside" or "outside". Similarly, a Mobius has only one edge.

I have made a whole series of these Mobius strips, from a variety of materials, in various sizes. The first ones I made the hard way, but subsequently I made some special tools, including "stakes", to help me make these strips. Like most things, the results are better with practice and better tools. I enjoy making Mobius strips, and I like the way they look.

 

Copper mobius

 

Title: Mobius
Material: Copper
Finish: Shiny Sanded Copper
Size: 11 by 6 inches (28 by 15 cm)
$250

The shiny finish is protected by a clear coating.

shiny steel mobius

 

Title: Mobius
Material: Steel
Finish: Shiny Sanded Steel
Size: 11 by 6 inches (28 by 15 cm)
$250

The Mobius Strip is sometimes referred to as a Mobius Band, a Moebius Band, or a Moebius Strip.

Mobius on a marble base

 

The Mobius is available on a 6 inch by 6 inch (15cm by 15cm) stone base for an additional $50. Most clients buy the base. The base provides room for an engraved plaque, if desired.

The Mobius is clamped to the base, which allows it to be repositioned or removed for handling. Many people enjoy handling the Mobius, turning it over in their hands, and looking at it from different angles.

Mobius with patina

 

Title: Mobius
Material: Copper
Finish: Green Patina
Size: 11 by 6 inches (28 by 15 cm)
$250

The Mobius is available in many other finishes.

Large mobius painted red

 

Title: Mobius
Material: Painted Steel
Size: 30 by 18 inches (75 by 45 cm)
42 inches high with stand
$1750

This was the first Mobius that I made working with a local fabrication shop. Their machinery makes it possible for me to make large Mobius.

This piece was in the Articulture public art program at Spring Creek Gardens in Fort Collins during 2010.

Large mobius painted red

 

Title: Mobius
Material: Painted Steel
50 by 30 inches (125 by 75 cm)
65 inches high with stand
$3900

This is the largest Mobius that I have made to date. I developed some new tools and techniques that will be useful on larger Mobius.

This Mobius was accepted into the Avenues of Art public sculpture program in Gillette Wyoming, and was on display 2011-2012. This was one of only two abstract pieces accepted that year.

This Mobius was in the Sculptures on 73rd Street program in Westminster Colorado during 2012-2013.

This Mobius was in the Artsites public art program in Monument Colorado during 2014-2015.

This Mobius was in the Art On Loan public art program in Centennial Colorado during 2016-2017

 

Copyright 2002-2014 by Richard Ferguson

Ferguson Sculpture - www.fergusonsculpture.com

Telephone 303-499-2871 - richard@fergusonsculpture.com