Tag Archives: polyhedra
Screened Icosahedral Lamp

Screened Icosahedral Lamp

Details Description This piece blends ideas from my previous works Screened Icosahedron and The Light Within.  The geometry is the same as the first work, but scaled up to nearly twice the size, and with a new, two-toned color scheme. The piece is lit from the bottom using an LED puck light just as in […]

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Cubes Bound II

Cubes Bound II

Details Description The 19 Cubes series explores variations in the geometry of 19 cubes, with corners pointing up, arranged in a ring. The motivation for the first work in the series (Cubes Unbound I) was to demonstrate the remarkable ability of the 3D printing medium to produce objects which are interlocking from their inception, without the need to create […]

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Cubes Unbound II

Cubes Unbound II

Details Description The 19 Cubes series explores variations in the geometry of 19 cubes, with corners pointing up, arranged in a ring. The motivation for the first work in the series (Cubes Unbound I) was to demonstrate the remarkable ability of the 3D printing medium to produce objects which are interlocking from their inception, without the need to create […]

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Cubes Bound I

Cubes Bound I

Details Description The 19 Cubes series explores variations in the geometry of 19 cubes, with corners pointing up, arranged in a ring. The motivation for the first work in the series (Cubes Unbound I) was to demonstrate the remarkable ability of the 3D printing medium to produce objects which are interlocking from their inception, without the need to create […]

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Cubes Unbound I

Cubes Unbound I

Details Description The 19 Cubes series explores variations in the geometry of 19 cubes, with corners pointing up, arranged in a ring. The motivation for the first work in the series (Cubes Unbound I) was to demonstrate the remarkable ability of the 3D printing medium to produce objects which are interlocking from their inception, without the need to create […]

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Islamic 12-pointed Star

Islamic 12-Pointed Star

Details Description This 12-pointed star shape is captivating by itself, but when decorated with a five-fold Islamic pattern, it becomes even more vibrant. Since the rhombi that form the faces of the star are not made up of five-fold angles like 36 or 72 degrees (as many people assume), the pattern had to be subtly […]

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The Light Within

The Light Within

Details Description Unlit, this piece appears as a simple, white icosahedron.  Turning on the LED light in the base reveals an intricate red-orange-yellow Islamic pattern printed on the interior faces. The effect has been described as “surprising” and “magical” by viewers.

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Screened Icosahedron - orange background

Screened Icosahedron

Details Description The Screened Icosahedron is the application of a traditional, hexagon-based Islamic pattern to the faces of an icosahedron.  The result is a delicate, intricate shape that invites study. Most people turn it in their hands a number of times, then hold it up close and peer through it, in order to appreciate everything […]

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12-Pointed Zome Star - on white light shadow

12-pointed Zome Star

Details Description Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been gaga over Zometool ever since I discovered it.  This amazing building tool (see the Links page for the company and a related book) is a wonderful exploration tool. One day I wondered: what can I build using only yellow Zome struts?  One of my discoveries was […]

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Pop-up Fractal Octahedron - shadow

Pop-Up Fractal Octahedron – Stacked Cubes

Details Description This piece is a wonderful blend of origami (paper folding), kirigami (paper cutting), and pop-up traditions. A single piece of letter-sized cover stock was hand cut and scored on front and back. Then the many, many small folds were coaxed into their proper directions to create the pop-up effect.  Simultaneously, the entire sheet […]

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