Rob Stansfield

Philomorph with a sense of adventure and lots of curiosity


I am interested in links between form, art, mathematics, sculpture, and structure. In my spare time I build models and explore structure. I have designed and built several large-scale (12 to 16 feet diameter) geodesic structures out of steel, which are illustrated and described more fully on the web at

A mobius band exposed as negative space within a torus. Designed with help from Stephen Mora during the Rhino Level 1 course at CRAF+T at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in May/June 2012.

3D designs at

Since 2007 I have been an occasional participant at the annual Bridges conferences which celebrate connections between art and mathematics, as well as at meetings of the International Society of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture (ISAMA).

Additionally, after moving to the North East USA, I was thrilled to discover the Synergetics Collaborative (SNEC) which exists to bring together a diverse group of people with an interest in the work of Richard Buckminster Fuller in face-to-face workshops, symposia, seminars, pow-wows, and other meetings. These workshops and the people associated with them were inspirational to my geodesic sculptures.

Amazingly, I came across the home in the adjacent photo completely by chance on a dead-end road in a remote part of southern France near a village called St.Eulalie. My dream home, as if I wasn’t already dreaming!

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