As it parades across the summer sky, the sun beckons the face of every sunflower to follow her. each enchanted heart is bound to the heart of our celestial ancestor by the light shared between stars.
All turn entranced and beguiled, almost in worship of the life-giving day, and the power of sunshine that courses through each vein of every leaf is captured and transmuted into the energy and potential of the next generation.
I started with a simple 90 degree arc and just gave it a push, progressing it through nature’s Golden Ratio; the Fibonacci sequence, and by following a few instructions - clone, enlarge, rotate, repeat - and using parameters from a sunflower in my garden, it just grew in front of me on the screen. Thanks to the simplicity and perfection of the sequence, in no time the background was in place.
This artwork celebrates how something so simple can result in such complexity, and how the patterns of nature can reveal themselves when we look a little closer.