Barbara Shapel, Contemporary Fiber Artist

Nautilus Shell (front) and Detail view of front

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 became the basis for my Nautilus pattern.

Cotton fabric; polyester and invisible thread
34” h x 55” w

Awards:
• 2006
      Clark County Quilter’s Quilt Show
          Best Machine Quilting
          1st Place, Innovative, Judged
          1st Place, Innovative, Viewer’s Choice