Möbius Ship by Tim Hawkinson

Möbius Ship is a remarkable wooden ship sculpture created by California-based artist Tim Hawkinson in 2006 that contorts in an endless loop like a Möbius strip. Hawkinson constructed the 10-foot-wide artwork out of everyday items such as twist ties and packaging materials, and it is currently on exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. 

Moreover, the Möbius Ship is a humorous reference to the mathematical idea of the Möbius Strip. The Möbius Strip, named after a nineteenth-century astronomer and mathematician, is a surface that has only one side and exists as a continuous curve. It is defined as follows: Because of its simple yet intricate spatial structure, it creates a visual puzzle similar to Hawkinson’s transformation of everyday materials into something unexpected and surprising.

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