Oct 30, 2020
It seems that nature has chosen this harmonious figure as its favorite ornament.
Since I was a boy, numbers and geometric shapes have always fascinated me; this was thanks to an old math professor of mine who led me to love it; I enjoyed working on equations, expressions, calculations.
Today, when drawing or developing, I feel a sense of restlessness when things are not in harmony. So what is it that attracts me?...
Quoting Mario Livio:
Nature loves logarithmic spirals: from sunflowers to shells, from eddies to hurricanes to immense galactic spirals, it seems that nature has chosen this harmonious figure as its favorite ornament.
And the golden section:
Its geometric and mathematical properties and its frequent repetition in various natural and cultural contexts have for centuries aroused in the mind of man the confirmation of the existence of a relationship between macrocosm and microcosm, between God and man, the universe and nature. Over time, several philosophers and artists have come to grasp an ideal of beauty and harmony, pushing themselves to look for it.
I am attracted by this perfect agreement between things, this relationship between man and God, this natural inclination, innate in each of us, towards beauty and harmony.
You will tell me, so far nothing new. This’s true. But the fact of tending to this already makes me happy, it gives a deeper meaning to my work, it makes it something special.