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Phyllotaxis: Maths creates Beauty & Symmetry in Nature + Free Collages & Mood Boards

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Phyllotaxis inspired designs available on various apparel and products

Last year I started experimenting with mathematical formulas and data algorithms to generate art, specifically using code scripts created in R.

The first time I stumbled upon math art in R was when I saw the phyllotaxis patterns project on DataCamp created by the Mathematician A. Chinchón last year sometime. He maintains an extensive blog Fronkonstin where he regularly publishes new math art projects. He provides all the scripts he uses and encourages his readers to create their own art using these scripts.

I have started to mess around with several of these math art concepts and mashed-up many ideas from around the internet. I am not a mathematician, but I can use R and entertain myself with these scripts to create all sorts of interesting restults. Yes, I am that kind of nerd… LOL!

I have slowly progressed to writing R “art” code completely by myself as well! Those will be featured on the blog in future posts.

Phyllotaxis in Cacti

In botany, phyllotaxis or phyllotaxy is the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem (from Ancient Greek phýllon “leaf” and táxis “arrangement”). Phyllotactic spirals form a distinctive class of patterns in nature.

Some early scientists—notably, Leonardo da Vinci—made observations of the spiral arrangements of plants. In 1754, Charles Bonnet observed that the spiral phyllotaxis of plants were frequently expressed in both clockwise and counter-clockwise golden ratio series. Mathematical observations of phyllotaxis followed with Karl Friedrich Schimper and his friend Alexander Braun’s 1830 and 1830 work, respectively; Auguste Bravais and his brother Louis connected phyllotaxis ratios to the Fibonacci sequence in 1837.

Wikipedia

Phyllotaxis Collages

I originally created these collages from free photos on Pixabay to sell at my design eShop on Zazzle, but I have since closed my store there as I felt that they were ripping-off our designer community – so I left and started anew on Teepublic. These collages do not vibe with aRtVerse’s reincarnation and thus I made them available here as free design resources!

You can find the Pinterest Collage Board Here! Merry Christmas!

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Phyllotaxis, Cacti, Purple, Geometry, Symmetry, Spiral
Phyllotaxis, Cacti, White, Geometry, Symmetry, Spiral

Phyllotaxis Mood Boards

I have also created a mood board for each of the cacti collages – several mood board design resources will be made freely available from Mind Frame Shift for your design inspiration!

You can find the Pinterest Mood Boards Here!

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Phyllotaxis Inspired Data Art

Here is a close-up look at the spirals I created using R code and taking inspiration from the colleges! Each of these spirals have up to 1000 individual points!

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Phyllotaxis inspired designs available on various apparel and products @
https://www.teepublic.com/user/artverse/albums/48097-geometric-shapes-and-spirals
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Phyllotaxis inspired designs available on various apparel and products @ https://www.teepublic.com/user/artverse/albums/48097-geometric-shapes-and-spirals
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Phyllotaxis inspired designs available on various apparel and products @
https://www.teepublic.com/user/artverse/albums/48097-geometric-shapes-and-spirals

aRtVerse – An Universe where R, Art & Maths Collides

Finally the whole collection of phyllotactic spirals with single or multiple arms inspired by the different ways in which leaves can arrange on plant stems. These designs are available on various apparel and products from my aRtVerse Teepublic eShop! The spirals were generated with individual points using R code in the Inferno/Volcano (top right), Plasma/Sunset (bottom left) and Viridis/Peacock (bottom right) colour palettes.

You will also notice one of those multi-arm spirals in my aRtVerse and Mind Frame Shift logos as well!

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Phyllotaxis inspired designs available on various apparel and products @ https://www.teepublic.com/user/artverse/albums/48097-geometric-shapes-and-spirals

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Little Moon Flower so Blue

As I went for a dream walk,

I found a little moon flower on a stalk,

I stopped by this little flower for a bit of a talk.

“How do you do?,

Little moon flower so blue,

Can I tell you a secret long overdue?”

“Oh, little moon flower I have been so bold,

As to not do what I am told,

Since I have let go of conventions so old.

Unfortunately, not everyone is so pleased,

by these new seeds of relief,

as they all still cling to misbegotten beliefs.

In things that were always lies,

its only aim is to despise,

and to make us chase after a false prize.

But little flower so blue,

You and I know what is true,

That life can take on many hues.

Hold on to your dreams so tight,

and nourish them with all your might,

let them shine bright,

especially during the darkest night,

when there isn’t even moonlight,

and may they bring you happiness and delight.

Goodbye little moon flower, my passing friend,

with whom I have shared my present,

I know that we will see each other again.”


© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

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A Tree Reborn

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Circular cracks show on its map

Its rivers do not flow, only dried up sap

Mountains rise up and its structure still sure

However, the dying giant has no cure

Grey, empty, hollowed out

Water it cannot go without

It gains new life on a lonely night

when by lightning strike it is set alight

Its ashes nourish

The soil it will encourage

Seedlings sprout from its ground

The extent of life is ever profound


© Dr Tanzelle Oberholster

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