CHINESE PUZZLE BALL
Chinese puzzle balls were traditionally ivory carved ornate craft and trade items consisting of spheres within spheres, each rotating freely though carved from the same block. Completing the puzzle requires lining up the 13 exterior holes through all of the 16 concentric spheres, to the centre. Secunda’s puzzle ball is made entirely of paint, is 8cm across and 16 layers deep.
Click here to watch a 2 minute film about Secunda’s puzzle ball, featuring Julia Hutt (V&A).
Left: Painting of a Chinese Puzzle Ball, industrial floor paint, 8cm x 8cm x 8cm, 2011 © Piers Secunda