As we exist in the world, fragments of that existence are presented to the world. These fragments are captured by all people in various forms, through sight then storage in their brain, then recorded or written in a book, through photographs, art, video and film, etc.
Almost all of these fragments never reach a medium outside the observer, but are elegantly and efficiently stored in our brains conscious and sub-conscious.
Many of these glimpses are innocuous or mundane, they lack the gravitas or circumstance for reproduction. Destined or stored in the deep vaults of our consciousness, never to be reclaimed. Are they completely removed from our being? I am not sure.
The ‘glimpse’ series explores and presents some of these innocuous and mundane recollections. The objective is to trigger a recollection of someone you know or have met, or an event that you had long forgotten. It could have been a deeply personal relationship, someone you met briefly, perhaps only once, or something you experienced in private. Perhaps it was something important, irrelevant, joyous or sad.
This ‘glimpse’ allows us to ponder and speculate moments of ours and other lives that may have been lost.
Leonardo Pisano Bigollo (c. 1170 – c.1250) also known as Fibonacci, introduced western society to the concept of a series of number where the next number is the sum of the previous two. For example… 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, …
The longer the sequence the closer the ratio between two numbers reaches 1.618, which is also known as the golden ratio (1.618033…). For example 377 divided by 233 equals 1.618025…
The golden ratio can been seen in all parts of our environment, including the plants and the natural world, architecture, painting, photography, music and industrial design e.g. mobile phones, computer and TV screens, postcards. The golden ratio can also be represented by the numbers we see every day. These numbers can have a personal context, representing times, places, people and events we have encountered. What do these numbers mean to you?
As I walked to work this morning, I looked up. I wondered what the people on the plane might be doing… sleeping, eating, reading, computing, etc. It occurred to me that apart from the small glimpse available from each window, a glimpse so far away from earth as to be almost irrelevant, they were almost completely oblivious to world in which they live.