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Battered Moonlight

George W. Hart


Battered Moonlight is made from paper mache over steel (painted in white acrylic/latex), approximately 21 inches across. If you like, you can think of it as an 11-holed, 6-edged, 1-sided surface, with chiral icosahedral symmetry.  The above view looks down a 3-fold axis.  Looking down a 5-fold axis, it appears like this:

 

 

The steel (hardware cloth) framework, before I applied the paper mache, looked like this:

 

 

The title comes from a poem by Elizabeth Bishop, The Man-Moth.



copyright 1999, George W. Hart