Fibonacci Florascentia

Digital Print 2015

This work is an abstract representation of a botanical specimen based on a fractal Fibonacci spiral. Individual flowers grow from the bifurcation points and bend toward the smaller fractal component. Flowers are colored depending on the growing angle. Every flower lies along a larger virtual spiral path of similarly colored and bending flowers. The work is made entirely from circular arcs and filled circles.

Background and Inspiration

Related Works

Exhibition History

  • Pi and Other Delights: The Mathematical Art of David A. Reimann, Composite Gallery, National Museum of Mathematics New York, New York, 20 May 2023 – TBD.
  • Mathematical Art Exhibition, Tri-Section Meeting of the Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan Sections of the MAA Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 23 March 2018 – 24 March 2018.
  • Mathematics as Muse, Ella Sharp Museum Jackson, Michigan, 1 October 2016 – 31 October 2016.
  • Exhibition of Mathematical Art, Bridges 2015 Baltimore, Maryland, 29 July 2015 – 1 August 2015.

Publication History

  • Conan Chadbourne, Robert Fathauer, Katie McCallum, and Nathan Selikoff (Editors), Bridges 2015 Art Exhibition Catalog, Tessellations Publishing, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. 143, 2015.