Phyllotaxis Series

2018-2019 - Digital Drawings

Phyllotaxis means “leaf arrangement” in Ancient Greek and refers to the distribution of leaves on a plant stem. Phyllotactic distribution usually follows the golden angle; 137.5, which is based on the golden ratio. The golden angle provides the optimal distribution of leaves so they won’t overlap with and therefore block each other.

 

The golden ratio has been a number of inspiration and contemplation for many scientists, artists and thinkers since Ancient Greece. Below you can find various experimental phyllotaxis attempts I’ve created during 2018 and 2019. They were created with Vogel's formula in both Java and Javascript. Some examples are more abstract than others and engage phyllotaxis as an inspiration rather than a mean to imitate nature.