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Egg of Life - Fractal Ganesha Sphere 30mm 3d printed

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14k Gold Plated Brass
Egg of Life - Fractal Ganesha Sphere 30mm 3d printed
Egg of Life - Fractal Ganesha Sphere 30mm 3d printed

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Egg of Life - Fractal Ganesha Sphere 30mm

$124.75
Ships as soon as 14 days
3D printed in polished brass plated with 14k gold
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Product Description
12 cubeoctahedral spheres surround the central sphere. The centres of the spheres are the same distance from their neighbors as they are from the centre of the central sphere.  The cubeoctahedron is the only shape in 3d that does this, and for this reason Buckminster Fuller called it the Vector Equilibrium.

This demonstrates  the natural way that spheres cluster. In the same way that 6 circles perfectly surround a central circle 12 spheres surround a central sphere. It is the most basic example of the tetrahedral symmetry of space itself and when this pattern is extended Fuller called it the Isotropic Vector Matrix.

Because it is the closest sphere packing it is the way that cells will naturally cluster. It is the path of least resistance for energy within form.

(a slightly smaller version is also available)
      
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Fractal Ganesha Sphere 30mm
Dimensions:
2.97 x 2.82 x 2.61 cm
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1.17 x 1.11 x 1.03 inches
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