Stainless steel and and bronze. Direct metal print, 4"x 4"x 4", 2008.
The sculpture is inspired by 3 dimensional origami construction. 30 identical ribbons bent around the surface of a cylinder are joined together to form the shape with the rotational symmetry of an icosahedron.
Vladimir Bulatov, Freelance artist
Corvallis, Oregon, USA
"My artistic passions are purely mathematical images and sculptures, which express a certain vision of forms and shapes, my interpretations of distance, transformations and space. In my opinion, mathematics is not simply a profession, but rather a way of thinking, a way of life. My images and sculptures are like photographs of interesting mathematical ideas. I have always been intrigued by the possibility of showing the intrinsic richness of the mathematical world, whose charm and harmony can really be appreciated by everyone."