richard kallweit

Bethany,Ct USA

I have long been interested in the playful arrangement of mathematical shapes and forms. It is this play I believe that is in a sense one of the prime movers of mathematics. At the very least it holds great promise for the artist who wishes to integrate these two areas of thinking and working.

Of prime importance to me is a certain balance between my current artistic thinking and current mathematical thought.

Torqued Cube
12in x 12 in x12in
printed paper

This artwork is the result of an accident of sorts. I was using a set of particular shapes to make a triacontahedron solid with minimal surfaces and thought I might be able to use these same shapes to make a regular pentagonal prism. However,the tab and slot joining system I was using oriented the planes 90 degrees clockwise. As a result the Torqued Cube.