Friday, April 10, 2015

A Sea Shell by the Sea Shore

A sea shell by the sea shore

A sea shell by the sea shore, Jean Hart
The Golden Ratio
"If there is a God, he's a great mathematician." Paul Dirac
You see this pattern everywhere in nature.
You see this pattern in art too.
What makes one painting more beautiful than another?
The answer may surprise you.
It's Math!!!
Getting a painting to hold the right proportions is what has inspired artists for centuries.
Proportions is what holds a painting together to create the beauty and balance of a master piece.
The Golden Ratio
as quoted from CKG
"One of the easiest ways to define the Golden Ratio is through the famous sequence of numbers named after the mathematician Fibonacci. See if you you can identify the pattern in the following set of numbers: 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34....
Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. When you divide any of the numbers by the one before it, you get roughly the same number, , and the value becomes increasingly refined as the numbers get larger."
Well there you have it.
Here is my challenge for today.
See how many things in nature you can find that has this pattern and ratio in it.
Start by really looking at flowers, shells, cones, the most common is the spiral itself.
We have talked about symbols and so it is the spiral too has a meaning.
Spiral: A symbol of change and forward motion. It means growth and progress.

2013 the year of the water snake
digital artwork by
Jean Hart