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Old 08-04-2007, 07:11 PM   #17
brightpearl
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In my opinon, it's the name that really makes this piece.


"Aardvarks is constructed from sixty identical pieces of laser-cut plywood. The pieces lie in the sixty extended face planes of a pentagonal hexecontahedron (a facially regular Catalan polyhedron). I designed the pieces to weave in and out through each other yet meet at their extremities. Although the parts are identical, they meet in various ways to create negative spaces with 2-fold, 3-fold, or 5-fold symmetry. Originally conceived as an abstract form, I had a vague impression of aardvarks while designing it, so decided that was an appropriate name."
~George Hart
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