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Basic DescriptionBouquet is available in different colors. Each sculpture is made of 30 identical pieces in their respective shade of acrylic plastic (plexiglas). Each piece is an elongated S-shaped form, carefully calculated to spiral Frabjous, in both construction and appearance, but they are two different sculptures.
A More Mathematical Explanation
- Note: understanding of this explanation requires: *Geometry
Bouquet is in the shape of a great stellated dodecahedron, which is a part of the dodecahedron "family".
It forms this when fully fleshed out (planes are created using each point as a vertex). It is more difficult to visualize a solution when compared to Frabjous, however it is possible to understand a solution.
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About the Creator of this Image
George W. Hart graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1977), a M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University (1979), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1987). He has designed several geometrical pieces of art around the world, as well as helping with North America’s only Museum of Mathematics. He has worked at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and MIT Energy Laboratory as a computer scientist, and taught at Columbia University for eight years and briefly at Hofstra University. After two years as a visiting scholar associated with the computational geometry group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Stony Brook, he was a research professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook (2001-2010). He is the author of over sixty scholarly articles and conference papers.
- Hart, George W. (2003) Bouquet http://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/bouquet.html
- Windell (2009) Making a Frabjous: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/frabjous
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