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. 30 Identical pieces assemble 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 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.
The special edition is laser cut from dichroic acryic, causing the light to reflect in a variety of colors. It’s truly a work of art.
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), opening in Fall 2012 in NYC.