Ulrich Mikloweit

freelance artist
Essen, Germany

The objects of my art are paper polyhedron models, most preferable uniform ones. The nets are constructed on a computer and printed on white paper of 80 g/m2. They are cut out with scissors and knives and assembled with glue. My initial motivation came from pictures of M. C. Escher.

24 Scalars
diameter 20 cm
xerographic paper, 80 g/m²

This polyhedron is a self-dual isohedral and isogonal icositetrahedron. It was found by Robert Webb (http://www.software3d.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=36) in 2008 by faceting the snub cube.

The faces are crossed pentagons. It is one of the first additions to Brückner's 1906 models (http://www.bulatov.org/polyhedra/bruckner1906/index.html) since more than 100 years! Since parts of the faces are covered by other faces, this polyhedron is an ideal candidate for being designed in the "polyart-style" (http://www.polyedergarten.de/) where you can see the inner parts through holes which are cut into the surface.