This is based on the 3,0-Goldberg polyhedron where the edges have been replaced with corrugated plastic rhombi.
Background and Inspiration
This rhombic expanded (3,0)-Goldberg polyhedral form was constructed as a group build during the 2018 Trisection Meeting of the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan Sections of the MAA held March 23-24, 2018 at Valparaiso University. Following the assembly activity, the piece was donated to Valparaiso University.
There are 270 rhmobic pieces (120 blue, 90 white, and 60 yellow) connected at their corners using cable ties. The rhombic pieces replace and edge in the underlying (3,0)-Goldberg polyhedron.
I am grateful to all the participants at the conference who helped assemble this piece!
- See the page on Expanded Polyhedral Forms.
Mathematical Art Exhibition,Tri-Section Meeting of the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan Sections of the MAA, Valparaiso University, 23–24 March 2018.