Platonic and Archimedean Solids
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Supernova- A modified stellated dodecahedron completely formed on the lathe---AVAILABLE

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Supernova- Sugar maple , African blackwood, 23lk gold leaf, Acrylics 7” x 7” x 7”---AVAILABLE

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Dodecahedron- American Hophornbeam, Bush oil. 6" x 6' x 6"---AVAILABLE

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Geometallic Seed Pod- Inspired by the flowers and leaves of the Buttonbush plant that grows near wetlands here in VT--- AVAILABLE

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Geometallic Seed Pod- The geometry of the pod is that of a Pentakis Dodecahedron that has 32 vertices, 60 equilateral triangle faces and 90 edges--- AVAILABLE

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Implosion- Inspired by the process of a Red Giant star collapsing into a white dwarf.-----SOLD

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Implosion- Sugar Maple, Acrylics, Stainless steel, Soapstone Spherical tetrahedron 5.5” D, 7” high on base-----SOLD

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A Geometer's Treasure Box. A turned cube selected for showing in the AAW "Out of the Woods" POP show---Sold

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The treasures include a sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, tetrahedron, octahedron and a dodecahedron.---Sold

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Floral Symmetry- There are a number of symmetries in this piece including the 20 equilateral triangles, 12 pentagonal flowers, 12 3 lobed negative space flowers and hints of hexagons formed by the sides of the foliage.---SOLD

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Lost Reliquary of Thoth- A tetrahedron. Inspired by ancient Egypt, the pyramids and heiroglyphics. Thoth was an Egyptian god credited for creating writing. Also symbols of a Ankh, symbol of life and a star tetrahedron--- AVAILABLE

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Lost Reliquary of Thoth- Box open showing interior spherical box and the relics of Thoth. A stylus for writng, a tablature for writing on and an Ankh.----AVAILABLE

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Event Horizon- A cube turned on the lathe on 6 axes. Inward spirals inspired by the paths of matter and light as it approaches and is swallowed by a black hole---SOLD

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Event Horizon- detail----SOLD

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Event Horizon II- Macassar Ebony, Waterlox, 3.75" x 3.75" x 3.75", 9" high on stand----AVAILABLE

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Octahedron- An polyhedron composed of 8 identical equilateral triangles featuring an interior spherical box.----AVALIABLE

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Octahedron- Box open----AVAILABLE

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Octahedron II- Box Elder Burl, Ebony, Colored Epoxy, Lacquer, 7" x 4" x 4"----AVAILABLE

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Platonic Ocean- A dodecahedron composed of 12 identical pentagons. Pentagonal symmetry reminded me of starfish, hence the inspiration for the carving.----AVAILABLE

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Platonic Ocean- Box open showing the interior sphere and gold leaf.----AVAILABLE

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Archimedes Galaxy- Maple, Acrylics on the form and Chestnut dye on the stand, Fixatiff, 4.75” D, 13.5” H on stand----AVAILABLE


Polyhedra

This page features my exploration of the Platonic and Archimedean solids. The Platonic Solids, discovered by the Pythagoreans but described by Plato (in the Timaeus) , consist of surfaces of a single kind of regular polygon, with identical vertices. The Archimedean Solids, consist of surfaces of more than a single kind of regular polygon, with identical vertices and identical arrangements of polygons around each polygon.

There are 5 Platonic solids all of which are represented here. The tetrahedron has 4 equilateral triangular faces, the cube has 6 square faces, the octahedron has 8 equilateral triangular faces, the dodecahedron has 12 pentagonal faces and the icosahedron has 20 equilateral triangular faces.

There are 13 Archimedean solids. I have only begun to explore these as turned forms, and may pursue some more at a future date.

These forms were all accomplished totally on the lathe using multiple axes to accomplish the desired shape. The surface decoration, including carving, pyrography and color are all done after off the lathe after turning is complete.