This sculpture consists of two balls, each three inches in diameter. They are constructed of plaster by a process of 3D printing, which means that they built in very thin computer-deposited layers.
For this piece, I began with two computer-generated models of polyhedra and adapted their edges into solid forms in different ways. In the first the edges remain lace-like at the surface of the sphere, and in the second they are carried to the center. In both, I made the thickness of each edge proportional to its length, which helps to make them more organic. Here are my initial models of the two:
The name Gonads of the Rich and Famous reflects, in part, the fact that these are very expensive to produce. 3D Printing is a new and expensive process. I hope that the costs come down in the future, so ordinary people can enjoy such nice gonads.
Additional material about the mathematics behind this sculpture is given
in this paper.