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Chilliwack Visual Artist Association
Golden Mean


Presented By

Chilliwack Visual Artist Association


O’Connor Group Art Gallery

Exhibit – December 6 to January 6, 2024, 2023

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 5:00 pm


Visual harmony has been observed in the ancient worlds of Greece, Babylon and Egypt. The proportion known as the Golden Mean resulted from the ratio of 1 to 1.618 and is incorporated into buildings such as the Parthenon and Stonehenge. This symmetry is very pleasing visually and can be used by artists and architects when designing.

The Fibonacci Sequence is associated with the Golden Mean as the proportion are virtually the same. It is reflected in nature in the shape and numbers of their creation. You will find it in the spiral of a shell, plants and even bone structure. In Fibonacci’s sequence each number in the sequence is determined by adding together the previous two numbers and so on into infinity.

Tertiary colours are a combination of primary and secondary colors. The complementary colour pairs lay opposite each other on the colour wheel. One such set is yellow/orange and blue/violet.

The artists were challenged to create interpretations of visual harmony with the above proportions using tertiary colour pairs.


Golden Mean