Golden Section Plate 1 | Fletcher Cox

Golden Section Plate 1

1993
birds-eye maple, spalted
red oak,bubinga, wenge, and
maple veneer;lathe-turned
31 x 4 cm (12 x 2 in. )
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

The patterning in the broad rim of this plate results from an ordered but random encounter of wood pieces. The central focal image, a calculated diamond pattern, is based on the traditional geometric formula of the golden section.

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Golden Section Plate 1 (Detail)

Fluted Vessel, ... Goncalo Alves Bowl #732