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AbstractThis honors thesis project is a multimedia study of the ubiquitous Fibonacci Sequence and its reverberations throughout the human experience. Artist Hailey Smith expresses transcendent insight into existence, love, gratitude, and community through research rooted in scientific observation. The Fibonacci Sequence is a universal touchstone for being itself, from the shape of galaxies, to the spirals of human DNA, the pattern is ingrained and omnipresent. Using the full range of color, icons symbolizing the kingdom of life, and creating art out of nature itself, Smith composed a body of work that communicates the intrinsic connection of all life on Earth. The body of work consists of a painting, 21 earthwork sculptures, a film of said sculptures, a linoleum print, an animation, a journal, and a stick transformed into an adorned work of art. This essay explicates the Fibonacci Sequence, discusses the concept and motivation for the art created about it, and interweaves the artist's account of the process and the emotion that infuses the work. It is communicates a humble message: to be open to the gratitude, beauty, and love that you are made of and that exists all around you.
Degree ProgramStudio Art