Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Connecticut, USA
I enjoy the "Math without numbers, mostly" quality that makes modular origami polyhedra accessible to
mathematicians and nonmathematicians, young and old folders.
Spike Ball Family, Basic, Super and Super Duper Spike Balls
13 x 18 x 13 cm
paper squares
1990
The original Spike Ball was created by accident when trying to remember another model.This artwork is familiar and new. It looks like a bunch of cootie catchers (fortune tellers) glued together. The modules are folded from squares and contain tabs and pockets that lock together without glue to create the models. The arrangement of modules is based on polyhedra which you can see in the mountain folds, namely a cuboctahedron (12 modules), a rhombicuboctahedron(24 modules) and a truncated cube(53 modules).The modules have four points and they are aramged in groups of four modules(squares) and three modules(triangles)..