Robert Fathauer

Artist, Author, Product Designer, Small Business Owner
Tessellations Company
Apache Junction, 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.


Groovy Hyperbolic Form
17 x 32 x 32 cm
Ceramics
2021

This sculpture has an exponential growth form, with negative curvature everywhere, similar to a portion of the hyperbolic plane embedded in Euclidean 3-space. The grooves are inspired by natural growth forms found in cactuses and corals.