Golden angle

Naturally Occurring Blooms

The plant forms below share the same essential growth process wherein each new leaf or areole is placed 137.5º - the golden angle - around the center from the previous. Any plant that uses this growth process is a potential candidate for being animated as a bloom. Nature uses this same growth process in a wide variety of plant forms, including pine cones, and sunflowers. If you count the number of spirals on any of these plants you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.

Chromataxis 8x13 H89

The spiral mesh consists of 8 spirals in one direction and 13 spirals in the other. Such a configuration cannot be colored like a checkerboard;  a conflict would arise that forces some identically colored cells to abut. To get around this problem, the cells have been colored so that that their hues shift according to their angle around the center. The result is a checkerboard pattern that uses complementary hues to create contrast between cells.