Andrea Hawksley

Palo Alto, California
I enjoy finding and creating mathematical patterns in the everyday.
Seeing Stars
14 inches x 14 inches x 14 inches and 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches
Plastic Novelty Sunglasses
2012
Seeing Stars is a series of geometric sculptures wherein one can see many stars -- made out of a material itself intended for seeing stars (or at least the sun!).

Novelty sunglasses in six different colors interlock without glue or adhesives to create these intricate, chiral sculptures. Although the individual pairs of glasses are closed in the normal manner, their interlacing enables them to maintain distinctive forms.

The larger, icosahedral sculpture is made from 60 pairs of sunglasses. It is symmetrically colored such that the edges around the structure are accentuated. In contrast, the coloring of the 24-pair octahedral sculpture emphasizes the square faces and cubic symmetry.