Ulrich Mikloweit

freelance artist
Essen, Germany

The objects of my art are paper polyhedron models, most preferable uniform ones. The nets are constructed on a computer and printed on white paper of 80 g/m2. They are cut out with scissors and knives and assembled with glue. My initial motivation came from pictures of M. C. Escher.

Great Snub Dodecicosidodecahedron
40 x 40 x 40 cm
paper, 80 g/m²

A uniform polyhedron which is No. 115 in Magnus Wenninger's book "Polyhedron Models". It is set up by 104 faces: 24 pentagrams, 20 icosahedral triangles and 60 snub triangles. 15 colours were used. In this model 2882 facelets are arranged in 16 stellations piled one upon the other. Holes in the surfaces of the stellations let you have a look at the inner structure.

Core of W115
24 x 24 x 24 cm
Paper of 80 g/m²

This is the inner core of the Great Snub Dodecicosidodecahedron. It consists of 20 hexagons and 60 pentagons. The colour arangement is like that of the final polyhedron, as well as the patterns cut into the facelets will extend through the stellations to that of the final shape.