An amendment to the title of chapter 9.
Of course I mean the Golden Section!
We’ve been asked to research and create some samples around the concepts of the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Circle which I have found both fascinating and challenging, this was largely new to me so great to learn something new – I now notice it everywhere!
The first pieces of research:
Starting to design by developing a tonal column arranged in tonal and width order making use of the Fibonacci sequence
Samples 1 & 2a
Sample 3. And then arranged differently….
Sample 4. A patterned paper and plain paper arranged according to the Fibonacci Sequence
Sample 5. And then cut at right angles and in turn spaced using the Fibonacci sequence
Sample 6 . With strips from previous sample flipped lengthwise
Sample 7. New Fibonacci strip using 5 patterned papers in tonal order and several copies made for following samples
Sample 7b. And duplicated with dark tonal column from the original in the centre
Sample 8. Previous sample cut into strips and shifted slightly creating a new pattern
Sample 9. Same strips used to create a square design
Sample 10. Taking a previous starting ‘block sample’ and cutting it into strips to be arranged in diagonal [45 degree angle] pattern to make a new design – quite a bit of work here so read on the image below [sample 10a]
Sample 10b.Trying to flip alternate strips didn’t give the results I wanted but still interesting!
Sample 10c. Sample 10a was then cut again into diagonal strips to make another pattern
Sample 11. A simple example of the Golden Section using patterned papers
Sample 11b. Same principle using different patterned papers to reflect original
Sample 11c. And developed into a composite design…
Sample 11d. I then drew the Golden Section spiral on all four quarters of the composite design [see working sheet] and then swapped around the pieces cut away from outside for a more diverse pattern.
Sian suggested I find an animal reference for my parallel seam sample 7 in Chapter 8
So……. Another look at the Pell’s owl, this creature has really captured my imagination and I could use a parallel seam here perhaps.
Sian also suggested I use a photograph to try and clarify the beads on sample 2 in chapter 8 and great result! Thank you Sian!