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 explores the mathematics of symmetry, fractals, tessellations and more, blending it with plant and animal forms as well as inorganic forms found in nature. This synthesis allows me to create innovative prints and sculptures that derive their beauty from a combination of complexity and underlying order.

Radiolarian Form
23 x 23 x 23 cm

This ceramic sculpture is inspired by mineral skeletons of radiolarians, a type of plankton. The geometric basis is a Goldberg polyhedron with octahedral symmetry.

18 x 18 x 18 cm

The starting point for this piece was a regular dodecahedron. The swirling features are based on a graphic design by Ghee Beom Kim.