Sunday, 10 June 2012

Chapter 9 The Fibonacci sequence and Golden Circle

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:

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Starting to design by developing a tonal column arranged in tonal and width order making use of the Fibonacci sequence

Samples 1 & 2a

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Sample 2b

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Sample 3.   And then arranged differently….

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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

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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]

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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

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Sample 10d. And then into vertical strips…….ch 9 8 sample 10d

Sample 11. A simple example of the Golden Section using patterned papers

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Sample 11b. Same  principle using different patterned papers to reflect original

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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.


Working sheets:

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  1. Fabulous work Carrie - well done you! x

    1. Thanks Kim
      So lovely to see you there on my blog!


    2. Thanks Kim
      So lovely to see you there on my blog!


  2. Super work Carrie! You have some beautiful patterned papers and have used them very imaginatively.