02 July 2014

Dimpled Model with Curls

Above Photo : Dimpled Model with Curls designed by Meenakshi Mukerji 

Above Photo : The dimpled curly model reflection in my glassy black dining table

An interesting observation in the above photo is it causes optical illusion. The central dimple in the front appears to be a pyramid.  It looks like there is a pentagonal pyramid inside a pentagonal bowl where in reality it is actually an elevated pentagonal bowl. This is a good example of optical illusion!

Above Photo : Close up view of the dimple

Above photo : The model and it's reflection 

No of units : 30 square sheets

Paper used : color printer paper

Paper size : 4 inch square sheets

Difficulty : Easy to make units. Assembly in Dodecahedon fashion. Assembly is very simple but doesn't tightly lock the units and hence requires lot of delicacy during assembly. Quite sturdy in the end. First half dodecahedron assembly has to be done very carefully as the model is highly unstable. The other half was pretty fine as it starts getting to converge to a ball. This is one of my favorite floral balls.

Time : 3 to 4 hours easily

No glue or paper clips used during assembly.

21 June 2014