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Enjoy the science without me

Hello avid Art of Science readers:

Just a head’s up that I will be out of town this week. There will be daily posts, but nothing quite as timely as you’ve all come to expect. 😛

I am also going through some life/career changes here in the next month, which may create sporadic posting, and I may even “adjust” the focus of this blog, I’m not sure yet. I will keep you posted.

Now, on with today’s regularly scheduled scientific art, or artistic science:

Exploded propellorized truncated wooden icosahedron

The above piece of geometrical art is created by sculptor George W. Hart, who creates geometric forms out of wood, string, paper, and other organic materials.

“My work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry, ” Hart writes at his website. “Mathematical yet organic, these abstract forms invite the viewer to partake of the geometric aesthetic. … Classical forms are pushed in new directions, so viewers can take pleasure in their Platonic beauty yet recognize how they are updated for our complex high-tech times.”

Pictured here is Roads Untaken, made of 902 individual pieces of wood.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.