Making Sunshine: A First Geometric Sculpture

Eve Torrence
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 461–464 Short Papers


The author recently completed her first large metal sculpture. Sunshine (figure 1), a five-foot diameter rendering of five intersecting tetrahedra in powder coated aluminum, was inspired by Tom Hull's origami model of this polyhedron. The piece has been installed in the Copley Science Center at Randolph-Macon College, where it hangs from the ceiling in the two-story entrance hall. This paper tells the story of attempting an ambitious project with no prior experience.