Nature's Spirals - Ammonite Fossils

February 19, 2016 1 Comment

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Spirals are everywhere. Millions of years before Fibonacci introduced the geometric sequence for "The Golden Spiral"  in the early 1200's, nature had mastered it. The similarities in the most primitive Ammonite fossil and the spirals on the planet today give basis to an innerconnectedness between ancient and modern organisms, the earth and its atmosphere, as well as art and architecture. 

According to anthropologists, the main thing that sets humans apart from other forms of life on earth is our ability to communicate using a complex language system. When babies learn to talk, they must first develop listening and processing skills. And surprise of surprises, the organ of hearing is shaped like a spiral, geometrically similar to the 240 million year old Ammonite fossil and Fibonacci's "Golden Spiral."

 

Spectrum Gallery is paying homage to this interconnectedness in the show, "Interlude: "Bridging the Gap between Music and Art". The inspiration for the show came to Star Sosa, the gallery owner, at the annual CARE Project Gala. She heard a father of two deaf children talk about being unable to enjoy music after learning his children were deaf. In his speech he talked about how The CARE Project family retreats had helped him in his journey to acceptance. He also shared that he’s now able to enjoy music with his boys through the miracle of cochlear implants

The word “interlude” means a gap between two things. For the artists it translates to the interaction between music and art. For those little boys it means the space between silence and sound.  

Spectrum Gallery will sell the 200 (or so) million year old Ammonite fossils as a fundraiser for The CARE Project during the Interlude show. We have a variety of sizes with prices ranging from $10 to $40. Proceeds will go towards retreats for families of deaf or hard of hearing children. These life changing retreats are a form of Interlude for the families along their journey from diagnosis to resiliency, enabling them to overcome challenges as they arise. 




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Sonda Jaffe
Sonda Jaffe

February 20, 2016

Fabulous!!! In every way!!!

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