Artist Name: Farhad Ghaderi
The stellated dodecahedron I explored in the last post reminded me of something I found on fractals created from Kepler’s solids. Kepler’s solids are Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra, which are star based polyhedra recognised by the mathematician in 1619. They were obtained by stellating the regular convex dodecahedron and icosahedron, which is essentially ‘3D-izing’ the 2D face by extending it and bringing it to a point in space. The first iteration of the above image is a stellated dodecahedron. By applying a secondary stellated dodecahedron within each point as a second iteration, a more complex edition of the structure is made - rendering a fractal formation known as the Koch Snowflake. The Koch Snowflake is a mathematical curve made by the repetition of triangles on a plane divided into three. With each iteration, the form increases in complexity and is infinite in theory.
Playful - Systematic
Gravity Xylophone. Charles & Ray Eames
Comfortable - Clarity