Friday, 3 March 2017

We Have Featured Adult Colouring Books Before,

but this one is so different,

 it uses the Golden ratio, it is a special number found by dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part, it is often symbolised using phi, φ after the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet,

 Venezuelan architect and illustrator Rafael Araujo is fascinated with patterns of nature and their applications to built environments, but as his artwork shows, is particularly interested in the Golden Ratio as found in natural settings, 

 above a video showing the artist at work,

and here a shorter version, painstakingly creating drawings that trace this ratio into reality, animating everything from fluttering bird wings to the formation of seashells, some of these sophisticated works take days or even weeks to complete, using pencils, rulers, compasses and protractors, he spends as much as 100 hours on a given illustration of these mathematical expressions, 

they are available in his book, and no I am not on commission, I am just fascinated how naturally in nature the Golden Ratio appears.

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