This series includes 'negative spaces' - the Fibonacci curves were composited and then used to create square and rectangular spaces, combined with the original elements - the overall effect is one of tranquility and calm. The simplicity is enhanced further by using only flat monochromatic colours. A vector curve graphic has been used as an overlay. The viewers eyes follow the structure of the piece giving movement and interest whilst retaining the calm. Interestingly, although abstract, the series gives the impression of hidden images and subjects as the Fibonacci curves work their magic.
In geometry, a golden spiral is a logarithmic spiral whose growth factor is φ, the golden ratio. That is, a golden spiral gets wider (or further from its origin) by a factor of φ for every quarter turn it makes.*
These artworks include elements for a new series of Alan Turing portraits.
As usual, I went off on a tangent.
Materials:100% Cotton Paper
Paper:Hahnemühle German Etching
Size 1: Vertical 8.3" x 11.7" ((21.0 x 29.7)A4 (unsigned, useful as a test print before ordering a larger edition)
Size 2: Vertical 11.7" x 16.5" (29.7 x 42 cms)A3
Size 3: Vertical16.5" x 23.4" (42 x 59.4 cms)A2
Size 4: Vertical 23.4" x 33.1" (59.4 x 84.1cm)A1
Size 5: Square 16 x 16 inches
Size 6: Square20 x 20 inches
Size 7: Square23 x 23 inches
Size 8: Square30 x 30 inches
All Sizes 2-8:Editions of 25
Size 1:Open Edition Print
Image at approx. 85% paper size
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil (on the front)*
Large Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
NB: All Sizes (2-8) are Gallery Editions of 25 unless otherwise stated, hand-signed by the artist personally (on the front)* and include unique Certificates of Authenticity.
*Approximate logarithmic spirals can occur in nature (for example, the arms of spiral galaxies or phyllotaxis of leaves); golden spirals are one special case of these logarithmic spirals. A recent analysis of spirals observed in mouse corneal epithelial cells indicated that some can be characterised by the golden spiral, and some by other spirals It is sometimes stated that spiral galaxies and nautilus shells get wider in the pattern of a golden spiral, and hence are related to both φ and the Fibonacci series. In truth, spiral galaxies and nautilus shells (and many mollusk shells) exhibit logarithmic spiral growth, but at a variety of angles usually distinctly different from that of the golden spiral. This pattern allows the organism to grow without changing shape.
Artist: Stewart aka Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective
**Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane - Signed as StewartHR (Apart from the A4 Open Edition)
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