Helix – 2021

Helix, a series of twenty-four spires laid out in the form of a nautilus shell, is based on the dimensions of the golden ratio. We see the golden ratio all around us in nature—from the petals of a lily, to spiral galaxies, hurricane patterns, and even the ratios of human faces. Artists have employed this mathematical principle throughout history, and its proportions were theorized by the Italian mathematician known as Fibonacci. Lewin uses this form to show how math prevails throughout the natural and built worlds, and how we as humans are drawn to the beauty of our environments, and ourselves.

Andante and Helix are a pair of sculptures positioned at opposite ends of the Paseos that are designed to combine mathematical, musical, and dance principles into interactive experiences that stimulate multiple senses. Just as people can trigger sensors on Andante and Helix, the sculptures simultaneously activate the human senses—initiating a flow of energy between the artworks and the participants. Created by Jen Lewin, the interactive pieces initiate a flow of energy between the art and participants.

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