Featured Links: Fibonacci Sculptures

This video is not an animation. These are solid sculptures that, when spun under a strobe light, seem to move. The result is a little dizzying, but beautiful. Video here.

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Each piece is designed with the golden ratio in mind, and each has a Fibonacci number of spirals.

The creator of these sculptures, artist John Edmark, says he uses mathematics throughout his work:

I employ precise mathematics in the design and fabrication of my work. I do this neither out of a desire to exhibit precision per se, nor to exalt the latest technology, but because the questions I’m trying to formulate and answer about spatial relationships can only be addressed with geometrically exacting constructions. Mathematical precision is an essential ally in my goal of achieving clarity.

Many of his pieces have a sort of peaceful symmetry.

Articulated Spiral III

More is available on his website.

Math has beautiful order and symmetry, but it can be hard to see it in words on a page. It is interesting to see the ways that mathematical patterns are expressed in this artist’s work.


One thought on “Featured Links: Fibonacci Sculptures

  1. Anvar says:

    Wow, this is beautiful!
    Tamar, it would be awesome to read an article about Grigory Perelman, a Russian mathematician who solved one of seven Millennium problems in the fields of Mathematics. Just a suggestion.

    Good luck,
    Ashurov A.


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