Little Sequence

Fibonacci

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Artistic Concept:

 

Oil 9 – Little Sequence ( of Fibonacci  [1170-1250] )

2008 - ( 50 x 40 cm )

 

   Scientific Concept:

 

     At first glance it may seem a bit incredible to believe, but the mathematical numbers of Fibonacci sequence can be seen in many numerical patterns in Nature. For example, this progression appears prominently in an arrangement of leaves and stems of a plant. As we observe the growth of a vulgar plant, first there is the birth of a unique stem, afterwards it happens the division of the original stem in two, in which each branch will always give rise to another ramification. We assist then to a division of secondary stems, which, in their turn, will branch out into tertiary stems, which again are subdivided simultaneously on other smaller stems and smaller branches, and so on. Therefore, it is possible to verify that exists a growing movement, vertical and rotational, centered in the development and disposition of branches and leaves of the plant, that it is in accordance to the numbering of the Fibonacci sequence.

     Likewise, also the number of petals of different flowers obey to this golden standard: an iris ( f: Iridaceae ) has three petals, a spring ( g: Mirabilis ) five petals, an anemone ( f: Ranunculaceae ) eight petals, a ragwort ( g: Jacobaea ) thirteen petals; a daisy ( g: Bellis ) thirty-four  petals, and an autumn-daisy or sun-flower (g: Helianthus ) fifty-five or eighty-nine petals.

     The succession of Leonardo of Pisa (known as Fibonacci) is presented as a sublime and subtle symphony of the natural world. This large floral ornament is present in sunflowers; can be seen in the distribution of the petals of a rose; at the population growth of animals; and can still be found in musical scales. All Fibonacci numbers! In many ways it is possible to verify this numerical pattern: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144… which shows a wonderful parallel between Numbers and Nature.

     Faced with a number so fascinating, the succession of Leonardo Fibonacci, introduced in the year 1200, could not fail to surprise us once again. It is because, this succession is also linked to the number of gold. The ratio of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers reveals itself as an intriguing result which tends to approach the number fi = φ = 1,618 … the golden number! A proven match: studying the quotient of two consecutive terms of the succession F(n+1)/F(n), we can see that this result, the golden ratio, converges rapidly to fi ( φ )!

 

It is the Fibonacci sequence - she continued,

pointing to the piece of paper that Fache was still holding.- A progression in which each term is the sum of the two that precede it.”

- ‘The Da Vinci Code’ – DAN BROWN

  

   Literary Concept:

 

 “The zen painting does not seek to faithfully reproduce reality but rather capture its transitory essence (...)

A well painted branch will make you listen to the wind.”

ZEN BUDISM

 

Contemplation is the highest form of activity.”

ARISTOTLE

 

“The poet only wants to stick his head in the heavens.

It is the logical that demands to put the heavens on his head.

And it's his head that gets divided.”

G. K. CHESTERSON

 

“Do not hurry, do not worry, you're only here for a brief visit.

So do not forget to stop and smell the flowers.”

WALTER HAGAN

 

“Over many years, and at great expense, I traveled to many countries,

saw high mountains, oceans ... The only thing I didn't saw was the bright drop of dew on the grass,

right in front of my door.”

RABIN TAGORE

 

“The profound simplicity is much more impressive than the deep complexity.”

JOHN BARROW

 

“As we understand things better, everything becomes simpler.”

EDWARD TELLER

 

“The main aim of science is simplicity.”

EDWARD TELLER

 

“If the Universe is a universe of thought,

then its creation must have been an act of thought.”

SIR JAMES JEANS

 

“If a contemplative spirit lies in the water, it will not attempt to swim.

He will first seek to understand the water and will drown.”

HENRI MICHAUX

 

 ‘Do not miss the poetry of life.’

C. P. FOURNIER

 

“Who has enough on the inside,

less will need from the outside.”

JOHANN GOETHE