Dietrich and my friend Dan put together this lovely bed based on the golden ratio one afternoon.
Stemming from and idea to create a garden bed for my medicinal herb garden based on the ratio of the golden mean/fibonacci sequence( 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13) which manifests in a 'golden spiral'.
The golden spiral is apparent in plants that grow in spiral fashions. It appears in the patterning and placement of seeds, leaves, branches, roots, and petals. Roses, large trees, cacti, sunflowers, pine cones, onions, snail shells and more... Yet another fascinating thing to pay attention to. :)
Once filled with soil, the bed will be home to my medicinal herbs. I have ideas of learning to organize the plants into designs and shapes (I suppose much like landscape design). Using materials like chicken wire, bamboo, and string to create interesting shapes and forms out of living plants. Living sculptures.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
5 of my friends and I have started a performance troupe named Solaire. Working with fire and flow, UV and glow, we're performing around the Chicago area to get our feet into the performance scene. We've been creating performances with blacklight reactive costumes and weighted flags & veils. The effect is quite beautiful.
So far we've performed at the Burlesque Bake Sale, Resonate 5.0, Synergism, and Loyola's Earth Day Event. With more to come!