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.

24 Scalars
24 Scalars
diameter 20 cm
xerographic paper, 80 g/m²

This polyhedron is a self-dual isohedral and isogonal icositetrahedron. It was found by Robert Webb (http://www.software3d.com/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=36) in 2008 by faceting the snub cube.
The faces are crossed pentagons. It is one of the first additions to Brückner's 1906 models (http://www.bulatov.org/polyhedra/bruckner1906/index.html) since more than 100 years! Since parts of the faces are covered by other faces, this polyhedron is an ideal candidate for being designed in the "polyart-style" (http://www.polyedergarten.de/) where you can see the inner parts through holes which are cut into the surface.