Laura Shea

Artist
Parker, CO
My work explores complex polyhedral structures and polygon formations stitched with beads and thread. The repertoire contains classic geometric forms, whole and partial frame polyhedra, regular tilings and tessellations. I connect the component forms at contiguous polygonal faces and edges to create chains, sculptural polyhedra and tilings. The open networks of tilings and frame polyhedra provide a magical space for light to play with crystal and glass beads scattering refracted light and creating intriguing patterns, both substantial and insubstantial.
Fantasy
5 x 5 x 5 cm
Three-dimensional Angle Stitching (Beadwork)
2017
Great Rhombicasododecahedron with extended cube arms from square faces..
Crystal beads, monofilament.
Ornament 2017
8 x 8 x 5 cm
Three-dimensional Angle Stitching (Beadwork)
2017
Great Rhombicasododecahedron embellished with arms of regular and transformed dodecahedra