Designing Modular Sculpture Systems

Christopher Carlson
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 427–430 Short Papers


We are interested in the sculptural possibilities of closed chains of modular units. One such system is embodied in MathMaker, a set of wooden pieces that can be connected end-to-end to create a fascinating variety of forms. MathMaker is based on a cubic honeycomb. We explore the possibilities of similar systems based on octahedral-tetrahedral, rhombic dodecahedral, and truncated octahedral honeycombs.