Ram | Winthrop, WA | 2017

“The discoveries of Leonard of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, are revolutionary
contributions to the mathematical world. His best-known work is the Fibonacci sequence, in which each new number is the sum of the two numbers preceding it. When performed, beautiful and incredible patterns begin to emerge. The numbers from this sequence are [found] throughout nature in the forms and designs of many plants and animals and have been reproduced in art, architecture, and music. This spiral can be spotted throughout the animal kingdom, in parrot beaks, elephant tusks, the tail of a seahorse, and the horns of bighorn sheep. Other manifestations of the spiral include spider webs, cat claws, the growth patterns of many seashells, and an insect’s path as it approaches a light source. All these spirals possess the basic characteristics of the golden spiral …”

— From a 2013 senior thesis by Anna Grigas (Liberty University) entitled “The Fibonacci Sequence: Its History, Significance, and Manifestations in Nature”