A Salamander Sculpture Barn Raising

George W. Hart
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2004)
Pages 53–60


Salamanders is a thirty-piece wooden sculpture that was group assembled by thirty volunteers in an exciting sculpture "barn raising" when I was artist-in-residence at M.I.T. in October/November 2003. It is composed of laser-cut salamander-shaped components which lie in the planes of a rhombic triacontahedron and were mathematically designed to weave through each other and exactly fit together on the outside.