Stephen Fitz-Gerald

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Nautilus Shell

For many years I fantasized one day owning the skill to fabricate a sculpture of a Nautilus Shell.Not to make a replica but rather an artistic INTERPRETATION. Here then is evidence that at long last I have arrived to witness my fantasy come true...

welded stainless steel-width 12"

By the way. The growth spiral of the CHAMBERED NAUTILUS ("Nautilus pompilius" ) follows a logarithmic spiral based on (3). It is NOT the Fibonacci spiral nor is it the Golden Spiral. These are popular misconceptions that are perpetuated by folks that aren't doing their homework.
It IS however a Gorgeous spiral as are MANY of the myriad logarithmic growth spirals in Nature...


Nautilus Shell