Monday, August 10, 2015

Fiinding Flowers In Paper Napkins

A man with scraps of white paper and flower sculptures was sitting at the table J picked for our breakfast at Powell's bookstore.  We made eye contact and he slipped off his ear buds as I asked about the paper.  Napkins. His name is Arnold Drake World.  It's been twelve years figuring this all out.   It's all math now, Fibonacci sequences.

Here's Arnold Drake World's website.   He also seems to have gotten pretty good press coverage here in Portland.  For example this video at the Oregonian.

Aside from the cheerful twinkle in his eye, I was caught up by his seeing in paper napkins a world of sculpted flowers.  What latent worlds all around us are just waiting to be discovered and brought to life?

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