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Fibonacci’s Oleander


Acrylic on canvas,

48 x 77.66 inches.

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With a canvas stretched to approximate a golden rectangle, the Oleander flower is arranged into a Fibonacci spiral - a spiral that starts with a rectangle partitioned into squares. In each step, a square the length of the rectangle's longest side is added to the rectangle. Since the ratio between consecutive Fibonacci numbers approaches the golden ratio as the Fibonacci numbers approach infinity, so too does this spiral. 

© Melanee Hamilton

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