Edge Color Patterns in the Bead Truncated Icosahedron

Laura Shea
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 527–530 Short Papers


I explore methods of deriving edge color patterns in truncated icosahedra constructed with beads and thread. I discuss methods that include mathematical progressions with differing parameters, artistic intuition, and experimentation. I examine methods of orienting the bead polyhedra and construction perspectives.