Mr Monkey started by looking at the single biggest piece, one of Richard Sweeney's icosahedrons. Mr Monkey examined it, and examined it, and almost got inside it. He knew it had been made by cutting, scoring and folding a lot of paper, and sticking the cut, scored and folded shapes together, but he couldn't work out exactly how. Mr Monkey and his humans thought they could see a face in the icosahedron; they insisted it was a lion's face, until Mr Monkey correctly pointed out it was a monkey wearing a crown.
You can read about Mr Sweeney at the Richard Sweeney website.
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