Fibonnaci Flower at Sculpture in Context 2014
Sculpture in Context returns to National Botanic Gardens showcasing the work of over 150 Irish and international artists. I collaborated with Madeleine Hellier to create a new large scale outdoor installation – Fibonacci Flower.
The Fibonacci Sequence has as long intrigued scientists, botanists and mathmeticians as it has inspired artists, designers and craftsmen in their creations – from the detailed depiction of botanical illustration to its abstraction through painting and sculpture to the world of design and craft. Thread and Nail Design – a seemingly kitsch homestead craft has long amazed us both as artists and is itself based on complex mathematical formula. The sculpture – Fibonacci Flower – brings these elements together through as an enlarged Fibonacci spiral flower enlarged and placed back in context in nature alongside examples of the Fibonacci sequence to form a high visual impact sculptural installation.
We created a highly visual intricate thread and nail installation in the context of the Botanic Gardens which allows visitors to forensically explore and discover for themselves the mathematics of nature. The sculpture has a dual visual impact in its intricacy and construction at ground level and also when viewed from the overlooking windows of the exhibition space of the visitors centre.
Here is a short video of its creation:
Sculpture in Context continues at the National Botanic Gardens until Friday 17th October.
Further information: http://www.sculptureincontext.com/