Fibonacci Sphere

PrizeShortlist in Digital, Finalists in Digital
ArtistRichard Devonshire

The Fibonacci sequence, which begins 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 and builds by adding the first number to the second over and over again, is one of the most recognizable ideas in mathematics. This sequence leads to things like the golden ratio, spirals and self-similar curves. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the spiral patterns in sunflowers, the bracts of a pine cone, or the scales of a pineapple. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even the proportions of the human body. The Fibonacci Sphere was created and textured using 3d computer graphics software and rendered using a rendering engine that uses global illumination algorithms. Print on paper 30cm x 30cm

Richard Devonshire is an artist who works in the medium of digital art as well as traditional painting and drawing. Richard has an experimental approach to his work. By using virtual physical cameras and lighting systems he creates photorealistic 3d virtual imagery using computer graphics software and a rendering engine that uses global illumination algorithms. Richard Devonshire's work and style is ever evolving and he is on a constant learning curve. Most recently he has focused on the study of the natural world and it's relationship with mathematics in his artworks