## Artists

## Statement

I have been doing origami since elementary school. I was drawn to modular origami by its structure and mathematical properties. This is the medium in which I work. More recently, I found the Snapology technique by H. Strobl, which allows creativity with very few rules using only strips of material. I like to use beautiful ribbon which seems to add another dimension to my work. Snapology has allowed me to dig deeply into mathematical shapes. It has provided insights into mathematical concepts and ideas. I wrote, 'Geometric Origami', published by Thunder Bay Press. It is the first book completely dedicated to the Snapology technique. The bottom line is that I make these wonderful works because they look really cool.

## Artworks

I went to George Hart's site to find a cool polyhedron to build and this one was rendered. I immediately saw that there were way more than 12 pentagons. Indeed there are 60 pentagons, 174 squares and 68 triangles. Until then, I thought that polyhedra with regular pentagons had to have exactly 12 pentagons. That rule holds with all degree 3 polyhedra with pentagons and hexagons or triangles.
The Snapology Technique (Strobl) is limited to making polygons of equal length edges so this model becomes rather distorted. My color scheme is the edges of pentagons are red, the edges of triangles are yellow and the edges of squares not otherwise connected to pentagons or triangles are orange.
The final count is F=302, E=600 and V=300!