Hi, this year seems to be going so fast, one minute it was Christmas and the next it’s the first of February. I have made two sculptures last month in between doctors’ appointments, setting up my laser cutter and catching up with friends and family. I have also been feeling a bit flat which is why this is my first blog post of the year.
So this is my first sculpture of the year. it is a part of the shapes series and is the biggest one to go in it yet.
for anyone interested it took me 23 days to make this, minus work, a few adventures and doctor’s appointments.
It is a truncated Icosidodecahedron made from 12 Icosidodecahedron halves, 20 Cubacthedron halves and 30 Octahedron halves.
Unfortunately it dose slump a little when it is sitting done but other wise it holds it shape well.
I mostly stuck to a prodcution line style when making this, going from the harder Icosidodecahedron to the easer Octahedron halves, before I started putting it together after some of the Octahedron’s were done.
Unfortunately, it pretty much used up all my yellow and black beads so I will have to wait to add more to this collection, which is a bit frustrating as I have several things I really want to make, some smaller ones but also some big ones.
The next big one I want to add to the collection is this beauty. It will turn out bigger than anything I have made yet and will look totally amazing. it has been on my to-make wish list for ages now and I really hope to be able to make it this year! It would most likely take months to make.
If I have done the math right from eyeballing the photo I will need to make 640 pentagons, 1,100 squares and 400 triangles. I’ll have to get back to you for the bead count on that.
Ugh it is almost time for work so I will finish this up and hopefully manage to write another post tomorrow about the other project I made last month and what else has been happening.