Because spirals have been fundamental in most of my research and ideas, i decided to explore spirals in more depth and discovered the Fibonacci spiral.
The spiral is made from the Fibonacci sequence of numbers. These are a series of numbers create by adding together the two previous numbers.
The spiral is made using these numbers to create a series of boxes.
Then within these boxes a line is drawn from corner to corner of each square.
This spiral fascinated me but the mathmatical structure does not let itself to a feeling of being out of control. I wanted to explore more chaotic circles and spirals…
Using watercolours and a bit of collage I made some sketches.
These reminded me of tie dye or shibori so I did a few samples first using some dylon dyes I already had.
After a bit of shibori research I rediscovered Mokume Shibori. I stitched a folded half circle of cotton and then indigo dyed it.
This is really starting to have the feel I am after.