Archimedean Solids

2017 / Modified pool balls and transfer on wood / 15X17x17cm.

Archimedes’ convex polyhedra are a series of geometric figures formed by combining various types of regular polygons, obtained by truncating Platonic solids. In this piece, I present, derisively, a series of filed-down pool balls, together with the nets of the aforementioned polyhedra. I propose that these figures could be used as the basis for world maps: they fit very tightly within a sphere, so they would solve the problem of having to fill in the gaps that arise when cartographers transfer from the sphere to the plane.