Illuminoto inspired by nature
We live in a universe defined by chaos, yet everywhere we look we find beauty and order. Nature's patterns are fractal and mathematically detailed, it's as if the universe is crying out "I'm here, look at me"
Watch flowers from afar, bending to the whim of the breeze, and you'll see relative randomness, no discernible pattern other than the patterns introduced in their arrangement by the landscaper. However, study plants and flowers up close and you'll quickly notice a design. Petals are not arrange chaotically, leaves up a stem follow a pattern, the number 5 shows up everywhere. Inbuilt into this apparent order is something called the Fibonacci series: a number series that starts 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 and continues on to infinity.
Taking the inspiration from my 'plumes' series, I decided to explore what this inherent order within natural things would produce using the same treatment and process used with plumes. The results build upon and accentuate, even celebrate, the simplistic order found within the structure of flowers. The pieces below use a variety of different flowers, from lilies, hollyhocks to orchids and more.