Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci (1170 – 1250) discovered the sequence of numbers, now named after him, which describes many natural rhythms and patterns of growth. The sequence starts with one and moves to the next number by adding the two previous numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc. Mick Delap was attracted to the Fibonacci sequence by the way in which it keeps cropping up at the heart of natural and creative activity. He has used the sequence to celebrate both natural increase and the harmony of the Golden Number which the ratios between Fibonacci numbers closely mirror.

Paint
brush
canvas.
Pouring maid –
pouring milk, herself
into the serene light that pours
itself over bread, basket, wall, and goes on pouring.