36" x 34" x 34" (H x W x D)
Interloctangles demonstrates three rectangles interlocked so that each rectangle is inside one and outside another. In mathematical knot theory this configuration is known as the "Borromean Rings." There are three trivial crossings and three non-trivial links. If any ring or link is broken, all the links are released.
It has come to represent strength in unity. Also known as the Monkey Knot, ancient examples of this configuration are found in the Norse Valknut, in symbols of the Christian Trinity, and in Gandharva Buddist imagery. In the mid-20th C. the Borromean rings were widely known to Americans as the trademark of P. Ballantine & Sons, brewers of "America's Best Selling Ale."
Interloctangles interprets the Borromean links as three steel rectangles of 2"x2" square steel tube. The outside corners or points of the rectangles are equidistant, defining twenty equilateral triangles that form an icosahedron, one of the five Platonic Solids. From some perspectives, Interloctangles appears to represent the Star of David, but this is a three dimensional illusion.
Interloctangles was inspired by the work of British sculptor John Robinson (1935 - 2007), the leading creator of Symbolic sculptures representing mathematical concepts about dimensional space, especially those with ancient origins. Robinson created three sculptures based on this concept using interlocked squares, rombuses and triangles.