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Golden Spiral relief carving
Also known as a Fibonacci spiral, this carving of a shell represents two well known sacred geometry shapes; the golden mean (phi) spiral and the Fibonacci spiral. The golden spiral was first discovered by Pythagoras in the 5th century BC. The spiral is derived via the golden rectangle based on the golden ratio. By squaring it you are left with a smaller golden rectangle this squaring can be repeated indefinitely with the same result unique to this rectangle only. By drawing a curve the radius of each of the squares you form the golden spiral.
This shell is carved from a block of Cherry to which I apply a faux bronze finish with a blue/green patina. The background is finished with black Graphite and framed in a mahogany shadow box.
Dimensions: 12" wide, 8" tall. I can make these in larger sizes also. Price: $750