Friday, April 6, 2012

Dodecahedron completed!

Earlier I posted about a book of three cut-out shapes I'd bought. I had started working on one of them. You can see how this project began here. Now, finally, I can show you the finished product, hanging in a corner of my dining room swaying gently in the breeze from the heat register. I took a short video of it and attempted to upload it but it didn't work. Too bad.

Tangles: too many to mention!

Some polysyllabic (many syllables) words, for those interested in such things. 
In my earlier post I wondered what shape this was; the book called it an icosahedron (20-sided shape) but I didn't think so. I finally figured out that it is a dodecahedron (12-sided shape), but not a simple one. The angles connecting each yellow pentagon (5-sided shape) have been pushed in, creating the blue folded diamond shapes and yellow stars instead of pentagons. I expect there is a proper geometric term for this shape, but I don't know what it is.


  1. Wow Margaret. This is amazing. I admire you for taking on such a task, but the outcome is so worth it!

  2. Beautiful work, as usual. But I always wonder - when do you find the time? Seriously!

  3. Wow is right! This is gorgeous. Well done and what a job!

  4. That is stunning. How long did it take you to complete it. It looks very time consuming, and of course having to pay attention to the colors adjoining each other too. I think this would be a great class to do.

    1. Hi Deb, I worked on it for a while and got most of the blue diamonds done. Then it got put away for a while when we moved. Got it out again recently and finished it.

  5. how beautiful....I would love to see this spinning in your dining room.....this is very cool! M

  6. This is so beautifull, i am realy impressed.
    I can see the joy of making this Dodecahedron.
    My compatriot? he rest in peace, Escher who has a museum of his own in the hageu, should be jalous, (joke (not ma name of course)...)he is stil very famous all over the world.