Bradford Hansen-Smith

Independent geometer, consutant, author,
Chicago, IL
I am engaged in an ongoing exploration of folding circles to understand the dynamic nature of what the circle is, what information is revealed and what it will proportional generate as a self-referencing and self-organizing unity of multiples.
Fractal
8” x 8” x 8”
Folded 9”paper plates
2009
This is formed using twelve 9” paper plates all folded to the same equilateral triangular grid and reconfigured to the same design with slight variation between the four units that make the center tetrahedron pattern and the eight circles that form the outer cubic arrangement. This is one of many explorations using fifty four creases rather than the twenty four creases I usually work with. The higher frequency triangular grid allows greater complexity in a single circle which when combined in multiples forms designs that would not be possible otherwise.