Fibonacci’s Flower


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Leonardo Bonacci (a.k.a. Fibonacci) was an Italian mathematician during the late 12th/early 13th century. It was he who popularized the Hindu-Arabic system of numeration that we still use today. He also gave us the famous “Fibonacci Sequence”; a series of numbers where each number is equal to the sum of the previous two before it. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, etc.

The sequence appears throught nature in many ways. The shell of the nautilus, the arrangement of leaves on a plant and the number of petals in a flower is a good example. The numbers form the “Golden Ratio”.

I created this flower in “The Plant Factory” using the Fibonacci sequence. There are 377 outer petals, 233 in the next set inward, 144 and lastly 89 in the innermost ring. The numbers are used in other ways too. Hopefully the sequence will create a bit of extra subconscious realism.

I rendered the scene using Vue d’Esprit. Let me know what you think!

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18 reviews for Fibonacci’s Flower

  1. Jon [plusmember]

    I like the overall effect.

  2. John [basicmember]

    I just purchased an HP Pavilion with HD capacity and looked at this wallpaper at 3840 x 2160. I was blown away at the detail. To see that not every petal was perfect but had flaws that would exist in nature. To see the depth and detail that you put into this piece of art. I immediately made it my wallpaper.

  3. Josh Woodworth [donormemberlifer]

    Great but one thing…

    As you know Ryan I love your work but I can help thinking the extreme right central section sort of makes an artificial straight lined L shape. Sort of draws my eyes.

  4. Jon [lifer]

    Really great work! I’d be curious to see a version with a different color scheme as wellรขย€ย“รขย€ย“ any pickle jar versions?

  5. Susan [nonmonthly]

    I like this better than Myriad. The colours are a lot more vibrant and stands out a lot more. (yes I know they are two totally different designs).

  6. Taylor [lifer]

    Looks good! The only issue I have is that some of the petals clip through the petals of the layer above. This is especially obvious on the right side of the image, where one of the pink petals clips through a red and orange petal. There are also a few narrow, straight-line artifacts in the left half of the frame.

  7. Jason [donormember]

    Simple yet elegant.

  8. Mario Carini [basicmember]

    Spectacular looking fractal flower. Looks very realistic.

  9. Camille [nonmonthly]

    What a unique idea. Using math to create a flower. Again, this need a bit of study to really appreciate it.

  10. AP [basicmember]

    How about a triple screen version (3840×1024)

  11. Lynn Marzinski [nonmonthly]

    Absolutely stunning.

  12. Doug Boehme [lifer]

    I can’t wait to show this to the team when we estimate our user stories in our next sprint! (we use points, ie Fibb numbers)

  13. Kim [lifer]

    Looks awesome, Dual screen soon – 3360×1050! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Ashkan [nonmonthly]

    The so called Arabic numerals have nothing to do with Arabs. They were created by the Indians, and passed on to Europe by the Persians.

    Nice flower.

  15. Schaff [nonmonthly]

    OMG Ryan…you outdid yourself with this one. I just love it. Thank you.

  16. selah [lifer]

    This comes in perfect time for spring. I LOVE the Fibonacci Sequence; it’s been a surprisingly big part of my life since I learned about it ages ago. The image is slightly more zoomed in than I usually go for, but I love the spiral in the center and the bright pops of color. My only regret is that it isn’t yet in dualscreen!

  17. betsey [lifer]

    neat stuff!!!

  18. Jenanne [liferplus]

    Really beautiful. The pedals remind me of orchids. However, IMHO, the center is so large and so bright that it reduces the impact of the rest of the flower. But maybe I’m just looney; see what everyone else says.

    Your titles are always interesting; I didn’t know who Fibonacci was until a few minutes ago. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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