Laura Shea

Artist
Parker, Colorado
I love creating complex polyhedral structures from beads and thread. My work explores classic geometric forms-whole and partial frame polyhedra, regular tilings and tessellations. I connect the component forms at contiguous polygonal faces to create chains and complex polyhedral structures. The open networks of tilings and frame polyhedra provide a magical space for light to play with glass which delights me.
Plato Edge Color Patterns
5 x 15 x 5 cm
Swarovski crystal bicone beads and monofilament thread
2015
Truncated Icosahedra each sprouting 12 dodecahedra in individual Dodecahedra edge color patterns.
Plato Zig Zag Bracelet 2015
4 x 8 x 1 cm
Swarovski crystal 3mm bicone beads, monofilament thread
2015
Connected dodecahedra in a zig zag pattern
Space Station LMS
8 x 8 x 4 cm
Swarovski crystal bicone beads and monofilament thread
2015
Great Rhombicosidodecahedron sprouting 8 truncated octahedra and cube chains ending in 4 truncated octahedra.