romanesco fractal cast sterling silver earrings
Cast and oxidized sterling silver 'romanesco' earrings with 18karat yellow gold ear wires.
Nature is mind blowingly intricate and Romanesco is a brilliant example. It is a beautiful chartruese color vegetable. The globe of cauliflower is composed of spiraling tiny bumps ascending and dimishing in size and all those bumps, in turn, are each embellished with spirals of tiny bumps! A fractal pattern and a Fibonacci sequence is formed by the spirals of the buds. A mathematical vegetable! It represents the Fibonacci or golden spiral, a logarhythmic spiral where every quarter turn is farther from the origin by a factor of phi, the golden ratio.
7/8" from top to bottom it forms an elegant termination of the earlobe.
Spirals are symbolic of the universe that is mutable and eternally unfolding. We reside in a spiral galaxy and now matching earrings are available :))
Subtle. Understated. Intricate.