Nick's fascination with spiral forms started in 2016 since when he has developed his own unique approach to the subject.

Nick started by exploring 2 common spirals; Archimedes and Fibonacci using mini-bowls positioned along an arc against a number of different shaped and coloured backgrounds.


archimedes1The photograph of the blue rimmed bowl shows the effect of 4 Archimedes spirals whose arcs originate within a central circular bowl. This piece is made from sycamore and 300mm diameter.

 

fibonaccisolo

Further photographs show the effect of increasing mini-bowl size and spacing along a Fibonacci-based spiral against a blue rectangular background. The dimensions of these rectangular pieces conform to a golden rectangle (long side = short side x Φ) [Φ or phi =1.6180].

 The Fibonacci spiral is found everywhere in art and nature and is similar to the Nautilus Spiral to which it is mathematically related.

The rectangular panels can be combined in any order to produce a kinetic sculpture.

Archimedes spirals 265mm sycamore by Nick Simpson,...
Fibonacci spiral 226mm x 140mm sycamore by Nick Si...
Fibonacci spirals sycamore by Nick Simpson, Woodtu...
Fibonacci spirals sycamore by Nick Simpson, Woodtu...
Fibonacci spirals sycamore by Nick Simpson, Woodtu...
Nautilus spirals sycamore by Nick Simpson, Woodtur...
3 Fibonnacci panels by Nick Simpson Woodturner

For more information about spiral forms or this type of work please contact Nick via the contact page.