The Strobilus Table


Fumed oak

Dimensions: 90cm x 41cm

Pinecones, beech mast, and ash keys — all the beautiful things the woodland produces — have influenced some of my works. The Strobilus Table shows this influence.  It was fumed in ammonia to give the wood its rich, dark hue.

‘So many things in nature grow in a spiral. The mediaeval Italian mathematician, Fibonacci, gave us the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, which yield what is known as the Golden Ratio. This ratio describes every spiral that we find in nature, from nautilus shells and pinecones, to spiral galaxies. The exploration of the possibilities yielded by such mathematical sequences is often reflected in my work.’

Max McCance