Duality

This piece combines a ceramic polyhedral form with dried and cut reeds. The polyhedron, known as a pentagonal icositetrahedron, has an opening in each of its 24 faces. Reeds inserted in these holes connect each face to its five nearest neighbors. The reeds delineate the dual polyhedron, the snub cube, which has four square faces and 32 triangular faces. The ceramic portion of the sculpture, measuring 8" in diameter and completed in 2015, was also used for "24 Tendrils". "Duality" was created in 2017.

Ceramic sculpture of a 24-sided polyhedron with reed strips.


Copyright 2015 Robert Fathauer

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