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Fibonacci banana

Completed: December 2021    Size:  7.5” x 2.0” x 4.0”    Media:  Mixed

 Plastic, polystyrene foam, ammonite fossil, Tiger’s eye stone, Miyuki seed beads, Czech glass beads, quartz beads, steel pins, glue.

 

Inspired by the ammonite fossil and the Fibonacci sequence, this banana represents the disease Anthracnose.  The ammonite fossil and brown beads spotted throughout represent the dark brown lesions caused by this fungal infection.  

 

The logarithmic spiral of the ammonites’ shell reminded me of the Fibonacci sequence often seen in nature.  You can see this sequence of numbers 1,1,2,3,5,8,13… throughout this banana in the small brown quartz crystal beads trailing behind the ammonite fossil and in the arms of the Tiger’s eye stone ammonite. 

Time For Banana Nut Bread

Completed: January 2022    Size:  7.5” x 2.0” x 4.0”    Media:  Mixed

Plastic, polystyrene foam, Rusted iron nail, Tiger’s eye stone, Olive wood beads, Miyuki seed beads, Czech glass beads, quartz beads, steel pins, glue.

 

 

This piece portrays the time when your banana is too ripe to eat raw but not rotten enough to throw out thus, time for banana nut bread.

A unique feature on this banana is the rusty iron nail that I metal detected and dug out of the ground in the Kentucky woods where an old homestead once stood.  I was excited to see that a rusty nail had the perfect curvature and color for my banana. 

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Rotten Banana

Completed: February, 2022    Size:  7.5” x 2.0” x 4.0”    Media:  Mixed

Plastic, polystyrene foam, Agate, Swarovski crystals, metal fly, Olive wood beads, Miyuki seed beads, Czech glass beads, quartz beads, steel pins, steel tacks, glue.

 

This rotten banana attracted a Swarovski crystal fly that is also a removable, wearable hair barrette.