Flowers are a Beautiful Mathematics
The title for this series is derived from the Spanish proto-modernist poet Salvador Rueda (1857-1933) whose inspiration was the universality of patterns and structures in nature. These paintings explore the intersection of the natural world with science. At the center of each large flower is a geometric rendering of a Fibonacci spiral. This complex spiral pattern occurs naturally in Echinacea purpurea, or coneflowers. The coneflowers are paired with butterflies whose intricate markings echo the geometric complexities of the Fibonacci pattern, the radial pattern amplified by a secondary ring of smaller airborne forms. 

New* Beautiful Mathematics
Tricia Wright New* Beautiful Mathematics  Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Flowers are a Beautiful Mathematics; Fibonacci Echinacea
2023
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
36 x 36 inches

(Monarch butterflies and sycamore seeds.)
Tricia Wright New* Beautiful Mathematics
Flowers are a Beautiful Mathematics; Fibonacci Echinacea (detail)
Tricia Wright New* Beautiful Mathematics  Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
Flowers are a Beautiful Mathematics; Fibonacci Echinacea
2023
Acrylic on linen mounted on cradled wood panel
36 x 36 inches

(Peacock butterflies and bumble bees.)
Tricia Wright New* Beautiful Mathematics
Flowers are a Beautiful Mathematics; Fibonacci Echinacea (detail)