Hustlin’

 

Unfortunately, this morning I wasn’t ‘hustlin’ ‘ so much as cursin’, because a chain I was wearing had snapped during the night, leaving the pendant on the bed as I went to freshen up. So this post appears in honour of that unreliable neck ornament.

Credits: William (Will) Herring via Giphy

Sunflower Burst: Electric Zoom – Sacred Geometry

 

This is the final Gif from a series that features the golden ratio spiral from my piece “Purple Sunflower Burst”. I manipulated the colors of this one for a different viewing experience. Have a great day!

12/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Sunflower Burst: Zoom Shift – Sacred Geometry

 

This gif is an exploration in color shifting my spiral experiments. The original piece features spheres that are arranged to approximate the golden ratio – inspired by the sunflower. Make sure to stare into the center! If you would like to be the first to see my newest art please go to my website and sign up for my list at the bottom of any page.

10/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

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

Metatron’s Cube: Zoom – Sacred Geometry

 

When animating my pieces I always get new ideas and new perspectives. I had the idea to use the new zooming method I used on the last few gifs and apply it to my “Metatron’s Cube” painting. The original is 16” x 20” ink, acrylic, and colored pencil on paper. Check out my website for my new gallery of paintings!

5/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Sunflower Burst: Zoom 2 – Sacred Geometry

 

This is the second zooming gif featuring my piece “Purple Sunflower Burst”. This gif takes you a little bit deeper into the piece, developing a tighter pattern in the center. I used the adjacent Fibonacci numbers 3 and 5 and their multiples to form an approximation of the sunflower.

4/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry

Sunflower Burst: Zoom 1 – Sacred Geometry

 

I used my original piece “Purple Sunflower Burst” to make this gif. I first established the golden ratio spiral pattern in pencil then I added ink. After that I painted with acrylic in many thin layers called glazes. This infinite zoom shows the multiple levels of spirals that can be interpreted when the spheres are arranged to approximate the golden ratio.

2/12 – April 2016

Credits: Ansel Bickerton and Sacred Geometry