The Frabjous Puzzle Sculpture is a Beautiful Brain Teaser

By: Artifacture - Published: Feb 15, 2012 • References: artifacturestudios and artifacturestudios
Frabjous is the first of a new kind of puzzle based on an original sculpture by mathematician George Hart. It is an ingenious deconstruction of a Great Rhombic Triacontahedron, with 30 Identical pieces assembled into the complex, but perfectly regular form. The sinuous forms weave around and through one another, creating an elegant structure where no piece touches any other except at the corners.

Mathematicians often speak of the elegance of mathematical truth, but seldom has it been demonstrated in so physical and immediate a manner -- beauty and logic captured for a moment and fused into a single object. No tricks, no cheats, no illusions; just pure geometric artistry. This is a fiendishly simple puzzle that stretches the mind and, when conquered, rewards your persistence with a beautiful piece of mathematical art.