Friday, October 13, 2017

Natural Efficiency

A link about a cool tattoo based on the Fibonacci pattern led me to this article about the mathematical efficiency of the


It is a short, but informative, explanation of the unexplainable- why space & matter are organized in certain ways. The natural world follows recognizable patterns (like the Fibonacci sequence). These are describable with mathematical syntax, but are utterly indescribably in their mystery and essential beauty.

The tendency to create patterns like the Fibonacci spiral of the sunflower, or the hexagon arrangement used by bees for their hives, is one that is ingrained in the fundamental nature of reality. Trying to understand & explain these phenomena should not take away from their mystery. In fact, it should only deepen it.

On a related note... here is a design that I created, of the GOLDEN spiral. There are items with this representation of the Fibonacci spiral & golden mean available in my shop:

The Monkey Buddha Bazaar:

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