Sunday, February 22, 2009

72 Pencils

I find wooden pencils to be comforting objects.

I don't actually write with them, or even have many around. Maybe they are best to play with. Professor and mathematician George W. Hart made the above design/sculpture called 72 pencils. It is the kind of structure a math geek would like/make.

I think it has three axes of symmetry, but I am not sure if it really has six. It would help to see one in person; I'd appreciate a comment on this if you know

My food blog has a recipe from George W. Hart.