I am Dan Suttin. I make 3-D geometrical “models.” Artists call them “sculptures,” but mathematicians call them “models;” they are all based on “polyhedra” (whatever they are)—- OCTA-TETRA models (whatever that means), Gyroscope and Electra Modular Origami models, Curved-Fold Papercraft Models, Swirlie Models (Huh?)……..
I am a retired math teacher — my “day job”, my “retirement job,” is as a math tutor at San Antonio College.
My real passion is my “OCTA-TETRA Museum” at 1100 Broadway (#305), where you can see the things I make, OR you can make them too. It’s a learning space where students come to learn about art, architecture, engineering, science, and mathematics all at the same time. I can accommodate groups up to 12 for a presentation and a hand-on activity. OR, I can pack it up and bring it to you; so here I am at the “San Antonio Mini Maker Faire”. Come and See!
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