I have a golden mean rectangle tattoo’d on my left forearm. Phi is the proportion of the lengths of the sides. A related mathematic idea is the Fibonacci Sequence. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, etc. The quotient of adjacent Fibonacci numbers approaches phi as the numbers get larger. Phi is approximately 1.618. The ancient greeks knew this ratio to be pleasing to the eye, so they incorporated the number into the Parthenon. The tattoo is a combination of art, science, and mathematics. But as with any good story there is another message. The simple black rectangle is a reminder for me to live simply (or simply live).

Maybe I’ll add pictures later!


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