Six Half Cubes

The polyhedra in this sculpture result from cutting a cube in half with a plane perpendicular to the long diagonal joining opposing corners. The face revealed by this cut is a regular hexagon. In this work, six of these polyhedra are arranged with the cut faces down and forming a regular plane tessellation of hexagons, as seen in a mirror below the half cubes, which are set atop an acrylic box. From the top, the arrangement exhibits the uncut faces of the cubes. Two each of the cubes are formed from three different types of clay. Unglazed cone 10 stoneware, made in 2012.

Copyright 2012 Robert Fathauer