Ridge Loop | 回旋圈
Our Ridge series of incense holders (or 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.