In the background of this piece is the Fibonacci Spiral, discovered by the 13th century Italian mathematician of the same name. It is created by graphing a curve through interconnected rectangles which grow at a ratio of adding the two preceding numbers together (1 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8, etc). It creates a shape that is found in the growth patterns of many natural objects, and as a result has been used by artists since the Renaissance when creating visually pleasing compositions. I use it often as an invisible framework for my art. When I was playing with the spiral on top of this image, I became inspired to include it as an additional element, as a symbol of the natural growth and evolution of life. The swans represent strength, inner grace and beauty, and are perhaps poised to carry her off. They surround and protect the innocence of this young girl – as does the umbrella – on her journey in that evolution.
Fine art limited edition giclee available in 2 formats:
- Archival pigment printing on canvas, that has been hand-embellished with clear gesso, signed and numbered. This option includes a modern floater frame (black, silver, white or light wood) that adds 1.25″ both vertically and horizontally to the dimensions of the fine art archival print.
- Archival pigment printing on Epson Hot Press White archival paper, signed and numbered. This option will be shipped to you rolled in a tube unless you reach out and provide us the opportunity to work with you on custom framing and matting. We encourage this in Southern California. If you’re located elsewhere it makes more sense to work with a local framer due to shipping expense.
Dimensions: 30″ x 30″; custom sizes as large as 58″ x 58″ upon request.
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