Robert Fathauer

Small business owner, puzzle designer, author, and artist
Tessellations Company
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Mathematical structure is evident throughout the natural world. My work incorporates the mathematics of symmetry, fractals, hyperbolic geometry and more, blending it with organic and inorganic forms found in nature. This synthesis allows me to create novel prints and ceramic sculptures that derive their appeal from juxtapositions such as complexity/order and movement/balance.

Pollen/Seed Form
15 x 15 x 15 cm

This piece is inspired by micrographs of pollen grains, butterfly eggs, and seeds. The geometry, with 60 hexagonal and 12 pentagonal cells, is based on the (1,2) Goldberg polyhedron.