Thorny Dragonflies

George W. Hart

This 3D-printed sculpture is textured with a pattern of "thorns" along its surface.  The underlying structure has octahedral symmetry and derives from an earlier wood sculpture of mine, called Dragonflies, so it is related to the third stellation of the rhombic dodecahedron.

The pattern of thorns is designed to give it an organic feeling, despite its overall geometric structure.

You can see straight through the center along any of the four 3-fold axes.

The above video gives a good sense of its structure.

Copyright 2014, George W. Hart