Golden Spiral Starlings West Pier Pebble Beach
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‘Golden Spiral Starlings West Pier Pebble Beach’
Starlings resting on the columns of the Golden Spiral by the remains of the West Pier in Brighton. The ‘Golden Spiral’ otherwise known as the Fibonacci spiral as the ideal expression of harmony found in architecture, art and design.
Digital pigment print from original ink drawings. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. Available in sizes A0,A1, A2, A3 or A4 as limited editions of 100. Each print is individually signed and numbered.
Starlings are small passerine birds in the family Sturnidae. The name “Sturnidae” comes from the Latin word for starling, sturnus. Starlings are native to Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as northern Australia and the islands of the tropical Pacific. The starling species familiar to most people in Europe and North America is the common starling, and throughout much of Asia and the Pacific, the common myna is indeed common.
Starlings have strong feet, their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. They eat insects and fruit. Several species live around human habitation and are effectively omnivores. Plumage of many species is typically dark with a metallic sheen. Most species nest in holes and lay blue or white eggs. Starlings have diverse and complex vocalizations, the birds can recognize particular individuals by their calls and are the subject of research into the evolution of human language.
Murmurations are huge groups of starlings that twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in beautiful shape-shifting clouds.
Just before dusk, small groups of starlings from the same area come together above a communal roosting site. The group grows ever larger, moving in unison in an aerial dance that casts gorgeous shapes against the waning daylight. Scientists believe that murmurations offer safety in numbers; protection from predators like peregrine falcons that are attracted by the sheer number of birds. After all, it can’t be easy to single out just one starling from a whirling group of hundreds or even thousands! Experts still aren’t completely sure how each starling knows which way to turn without bumping into the others.
Golden Spiral. West Pier columns
24 of the original cast- iron columns from the West Pier now stand in a ‘Golden Spiral’ on The Piazza, east of the British Airways i360. The columns were restored for re-use as part of the new landscaping scheme. The ‘Golden Spiral’ otherwise known as the Fibonacci spiral after the Italian mathematician. is found in nature and used to achieve balance and harmony in architecture, art and design. A plaque puts Eugenius Birch, designer of the West Pier, at the very heart of the spiral
‘Golden Spiral Starlings West Pier’ framed art print
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