The original idea of slide-together objects is due to George Hart. I first adapted it to playing cards, producing a complete set of real objects corresponding to the archimedean polyhedra. Using my softwares and prgoramming tools, I was then able to output a description suitable for a 3D printer. This sculpture is an example of what can be done. Other versions, still virtual, are also visible on my Shapeways page (fdecomite).
Support for the RAPID 2011 Contempory Art eGallery provided by NCP Leasing.