Barbara Shapel, Contemporary Fiber Artist

Nautilus Moon (front) and Nautilus Moon (back)

Artist Statement:
The nautilus shell is one of nature’s perfect examples of the Divine Phi, which is a ratio of 1:1.618. Each chamber in the nautilus shell is 1.618 larger (or smaller) than the previous one. This ratio occurs throughout nature, including in the human body, and in manmade structures like the pyramids. This quilt features a hand-dyed piece of fabric representing the moon on the back.

Cotton and cotton sateen fabric; polyester and invisible thread
35” h x 37” w