Sunflower Burst: Zoom 3 – Sacred Geometry

 

The third installment of a zooming animation made from my sunflower inspired piece “Purple Sunflower Burst”. Phyllotaxis is the study of plant patterns, and I enjoy working some of these patterns into my work. The Most interesting to me are the Fibonacci/golden ratio patterns present in many plants to solve problems like appropriating equal light to each leaf by the arrangement of leaves.

6/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Sunflower Burst: Flash – Sacred Geometry

 

The first gif of a set made from my piece “Purple Sunflower Burst”. The piece used to make this gif was originally 30” by 30” ink and acrylic on a painting panel. This piece is inspired by the arrangement of seeds on the head of a sunflower and closely approximates the golden ratio. This ratio enables the sunflower to pack a lot of seeds into one head! Many other plants use this ratio to ensure that each leaf gets the maximum amount of sunlight. Phyllotaxis is a study that documents the many patterns related to plants and their growth.

1/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Flower of Life VII – Sacred Geometry

 

Each .gif originates from a mixed media painting (acrylic, ink, and colored pencil) from my most recent set of ten flower of life paintings. By shifting the colors I feel as though these really breathe.

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Flower of Life V – Sacred Geometry

 

Each .gif originates from a mixed media painting (acrylic, ink, and colored pencil) from my most recent set of ten flower of life paintings. By shifting the colors I feel as though these really breathe. – Ansel Bickerton

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Flower of Life IV – Sacred Geometry

A colour-shifting GIF based on artwork by Ansel Bickerton, an artist based in Austin, Texas – USA.

Each .gif originates from a mixed media painting (acrylic, ink, and colored pencil) from my most recent set of ten flower of life paintings. By shifting the colors I feel as though these really breathe. – Ansel Bickerton

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Double Spirals – Sacred Geometry

 

This GIF by U.S. artist Ansel Bickerton is based on their ink and coloured pencil drawing “Double Spiral”.

Building from the square and circle theme, I used nested squares each with sides √2 larger than the last and angled 45º. These squares have concentric circles meeting at the corners thus no squares push through circles. I then divided my workspace radially with a binary sequence – first 2, then 4, 8, and finally 16. This creates the template for 16 spirals in each direction, giving us a total of 32 spirals. Connect the dots and voila, an amazing set of double spirals are born laying the foundation for phyllotaxy. Ink, colored pencil 22″x22″

Copyright ©2015 by Ansel Bickerton

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry