Graham van de Ruit


Laser cutting

2007, stainless steel and book

For the first part of this two-part project I designed a series of geometric shapes based on South African flowers – the protea and disa. I had these cut out of stainless steel, all with a common hole pattern that allowed them to be bolted together in multiple combinations.

Laser-cut stainless steel flowers

For the second part I found a glossy photographic book on South African flowers. Out of the pages of this I laser-cut text, graphs and images that showed frightening global warming statistics.

Laser-cut book Laser-cut book