Hamp Stevens

Artist
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St. Simons Island, GA 31522, USA
I build polyhedra in wood and steel. Extremely difficult mediums to work with. These works require very exacting tollerances. They are very hard to build.

Hamp Stevens
Spherical Rhombicosidodecahedron
13" dia. wall thickness 5/8"
Wood, Mahgoany and Poplar
2013
Spherical rhombicosidodecahedron, made from Mahogany, and Poplar. Object starts out as a geometric shape and is spun into a sphere on a wood lathe. Approx. 13" in dia. Wall thickness is approx. 5/8" Inspired by the computer program Stella 4-D. This work requires extremely accurate mitres of the wooden comopents.
Stainless Steel Spherical Rhombicosidodecahedron
18" dia.
23 gauge Stainless Steel
2013
A stainless steel rhombicosidodecahedron. Consists of 480 spherical triangles that are bolted together. Requires 1280 bolts. Made from 23 gauge stainless steel. The spherical triangles fold from extremely accurate arced bands. This work was inspired from Magnus Wenninger's book "Spherical Models". While many such models have been built from paper, I do not believe anyone has ever built one like this from steel.