"Pine Cone inhabits two different worlds. It is figurative and abstract at the same time. Its geometry is reminiscent of the abstractions of Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley and satisfies a distinct mathematical precision.
At the same time its kinship with the rhythms of nature allow the spectator to see it for the natural form that it springs from, the underside of a pine cone . that part of the cone where the stalk attaches to the branch.
The pattern follows to principles of the Fibonacci Spiral or in this case double Fibonacci Spiral, the same pattern is found all over the natural world. In seed heads, winkle and snail shells and much more adhere to these principles."
Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble of high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in the city of Carrara located in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. This marble comes from one of the main quarries used by Michelangelo.
This piece is 61cm in diameter.
Arran Art Gallery
Shore Road, Whiting Bay
Isle of Arran
Scotland KA27 8QH