This all began around the June of 2017 with for small shapes and has slowly grown in-between many other projects into a collection of four small collections of shapes. There is the man collection of ‘open’ shapes, a smaller collection of ‘solid’ mini shapes, irregular shapes and two made with an extra fold.
I fully plan to grow all of these four collections which will hopeful one day be displayed in a gallery.
As complicated as classification can be on the more complex shapes I’d love to have them all set out in rough categories like the platonic solids I’ve made here. And I’m currently working on the semiregular polyhedron list. As you can see from the five below
Or I could try to do groupings based on a shape like the Icosidodecahedron and augmented versions of it. Or maybe I can do both with sets of types in one row and then behind them in other rows their augmentations. That would be cool.
Not in the photo of the current collection is this Rhombicosidodecahedron that I finished making yesterday after taking the collection photo. It will be in the next collection photo, along with the Snub Dodecahedron I’m working on and what ever else I’ve made at that time. Hopefully I’ll have made some more funky clusters by then.
And I just found that I had two anti-prisms and an easter egg inspired oval shape hidden on my desk.
I’ve been thinking of doing a kick starter for the shapes collection and offering pro photos, maybe a platonic solids set, shape Christmas decorations, and or say a cuboctahedron and stats for the cluster kind of thing. not sure what else and am quite honestly not sure that it would even be something that anyone would be interested in.
Well anyway I’m going to head off and keep beading, until next time Lou.