Ulrich Mikloweit

Freelance Artist
Germany
The objects of my art are paper polyhedron models, most preferable uniform ones, but other polyhedra are often very fascinating too so that I cannot resist to make a model of them. 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.

Cloudy Sky
24 x 27 x 27 cm
Paper
2019
The shape of this model is the Great Rhombic Triacontahedron. Like the Rhombic Triacontahedron is the dual of the Icosidodecahedron the Great Rhombic Triacontahedron is the dual of the Great Icosidodecahedron. The rhombs of both bodies are identical. You can create the great one by pressing the faces of the „small“ one towards the center along a 2-fold axis until each two edges meet again. So it is a little strange that it is called "great" although its diameter is aproximately half as big as that of the "small" one.
For this model I chose 5 colours, using "sky tones". The pattern I cut is meant to symbolize clouds. This is where the title comes from.