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.

Cristate Form
Cristate Form
20 x 30 x 15 cm

This sculpture was inspired by crested cactuses, which have fanlike forms due to a combination of a genetic defect and damage. Crested cactuses often exhibit exponential growth, leading to surfaces reminiscent of hyperbolic geometry.