Fibonacci's Skein, 2018.
Frames of foam board attached with handmade hinges made of carpet tape and muslin.
Dimensions vary from 8 x 1 x 4’ to 8 x 1 x 30”
Fibonacci's Skein is comprised of five different rectangular components whose lengths follow the fibonacci sequence (1:1:2:3:5:8). These components are arranged by length to fill the pattern of this ratio so that two one-foot components can fold into a two-foot component, and a five- and three-foot component can fold into an eight-foot component. Fibonacci's Skein is made of 6 complete fibonacci sequences that dictate the undulating pattern of its most compressed configuration. The back half is permanently adhered to provide support for the rest of the components that are all hinged together and fold out in an infinite configurations.
While Fibonacci's Skein is made of foam board, it is not a model for a later work. The lightweightedness and slight flexibility of the foam allows for the frames to fold out, levitate, and rest on top of each other in a way that wood or metal could not exist without permanent fixtures.
Like yarn from a knotted skein, the extended components of Fibonacci's Skein are physically unraveled away from the conglomerate stuck within the rigid pattern of the fibonacci sequence. This work employs expansive chaos to question the legitimacy of a mathematical system that has influenced popular ideologies of beauty.