Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein

Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein

"Gyroscoped Rhombicosidodecahedron"

Paper ,8" x 8" x 8" , 1999

The Gyroscoped Rhombicosadodecahedron embodies the Archimedean Solid, the Rhombicosadodecahedron through its arrangement of 20 triangular, 30 square and 12 pentagonal origami modules. At the same time,its mountain folds form the dual Catalan polyhedron of the rhombicosadodecahedron. Gyroscoping is the process of systematically creating a polyhedron from an Archimedean pattern, using triangular, square, pentagonal, hexagonal octagonal and decagonal origami modules based on the simple traditional origami waterbomb base. The generalized waterbomb base is formed from a regular polygon by making mountain folds from its center to its vertices and valley folds from its center to the midpoints of its edges.

Rona Gurkewitz , Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science Department, Western Connecticut State University, and
Bennett Arnstein, retired engineer

Rona creates mathematical origami for the joy of discovery; Bennett creates the art because he finds it appealing.