Ridge Loop | 回旋圈
Our Ridge series of incense burners explores the intersection of the organic and platonic geometric forms. The movement of water underlies each of the pieces, chosen because water is a central tenet of traditional Chinese aesthetics and sensibilities. Throughout history, the famed Chinese Gardens – always composed with ponds as centerpieces – was a place of calm and inspiration for poets, scholars and the imperial household alike.
The Ridge Loop is a simple square, enclosing a series of ripples that center around the bronze ball holding the incense. The ripples traces out a pattern which is circular on one side, and joined at a 45 degree angle on the other. The trace of the ridges recalls the shape of a waterdrop, a feather, a mandala.