Telescoping Fibonacci Squares IV

Fibonacci Squares
34 x 34 cm
2023
FineArt Print pigment ink on Hahnemühle German Etching 310 g/m2
Alu Panel 1mm / solid wood box frame white 44 x 44 x 4 cm, museum glass
Edition # 8+1
Artwork-ID: GC-FSQ-X-34x34-X/8

Concept

Fibonacci Squares

The Fibonacci Squares collection shows arrangements of Fibonacci squares whose side lengths are Fibonacci numbers.

Telescoping Fibonacci Squares

Telescoping Fibonacci Squares is a series of nested Fibonacci squares, one small square above the next larger one.

The larger one thus becomes the frame of the smaller one. Due to the law of Fibonacci numbers, the width of the frame is half the length of the next smallest Fibonacci square. The ratio of frame and content approaches the golden ratio with the size of the squares. This creates a natural harmony.

This construction results in a depth (or, depending on the viewer, a height) of the picture towards the center, which takes on a third dimension when viewed for a longer period of time, similar to a telescope.

Telescoping Squares IV

In the painting Telescoping Fibonacci Squares IV, the squares are colored in such a way that, seen from the center, they change from a lime to a dark red.

The center of the picture looks at the viewer hypnotizingly like the eye of the python Kaa from The Jungle Book.