Robert Fathauer

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.

Fungus Form
Fungus Form
18 x 18 x 18 cm

The mathematical basis for this abstract sculpture is a Goldberg polyhedron with 60 hexagonal faces and 12 pentagonal faces. The spiked features located on each face are inspired by fungi, particularly calvatia sculpta ("sculpted puffball").