This is another project I made for my college sculpture class. The assignment was to make a container for a concept or idea, and one of the words we had to choose from was "infinity." Being a mathematician, I immediately gravitated towards that option, and decided to go with the concept that only math can comprehend infinity.
The sides of the pyramid are about 3 feet in length, ripped on a bandsaw and then sanded and oiled. The middle pyramid was made with balsa wood, and it and the origami tetrahedron in the center were suspended with fishing line. This gives the impression that the middle pyramids are floating. The paper I used for the center was a photocopy of some math notes concerning infinity. A close-up can be seen
This thing was TONS of work. It took me forever to get the joints right, and then to keep all the lines centered while working. I had to work in the gap between two tables in the workshop. I broke things, cut things at the wrong angles, and had to restart several times. All in all, I really like how the whole thing turned out, and my class seemed to be impressed by it.
As per usual, I am more than willing to discuss the finer points of the construction process, but please do not claim as your own. I put a lot of work into this.