George W. Hart

is a 24-inch diameter sculpture made of laser-cut wood, stained Prussian blue, and assembled with cable ties.  I like having it "hairy" like this with the cable ties untrimmed.  It gives it more of an organic sensibility and is honest about the materials. 

The form and the name derive from my sculpture Frabjous, which has similar points on the exterior.  But Frabjic is much simpler because there is no tangle in the center that would make it a puzzle to assemble.  So this is a great beginner project if you have assess to a laser cutter. Detailed instructions are given here on the MakingMathVisible web site.

There are sixty identical parts of this shape.

After building this un-colored test version, I clipped the cable ties, disassembled it, stained the parts, and reassembled it as shown at the top of this page. 

You can see a video of it in motion here.
And here is a high-res photo.

Copyright 2016, George W. Hart