Fibonacci everywhere

Much cheered by a conversation with another member of the Malvern Arts and Crafts co-operative. A non-mathematician, she had been intrigued the Fibonacci Rectangles design and had gone off to find out more about the Fibonacci series. Now she finds herself seeing the sequence everywhere, especially in nature. She counts the petals of wildflowers (the numbers are usually Fibonacci numbers). Best of all, she recently restocked her fireplace with pine cones and was delighted to confirm for herself that the individual ‘petals’ fell into 8 spirals in one direction and 13 in the other. Chalk one up for ddx art, because at the heart of the whole idea is the conviction that making maths beautiful can open up new ways of looking at the world for people who’ve been sold the lie that they can’t ‘do’ maths.