Painter’s ‘dry’ period yields wonders in Fibonacci Skies

Until July 5, Opus 64 Galerie, 64, Tigne Street Sliema will be hosting a uniquely-themed exhibition.

Jeni Caruana, already an established name on Malta’s art scene, will be showcasing a series of 88 acrylic paintings depicting a repeated theme: the sky and sea from the same viewpoint as it is affected by time, light and weather.  

Painted in a search for equilibrium after an enforced ‘dry’ period, Caruana noticed that the series of paintings was coincidentally falling into the Fibonacci sequence of natural regeneration. This numerical series, discovered in the 12th century by Leonardo Fibonacci, appears everywhere in nature, in the bracts of pinecones, the florets of flowers and even our own spiral of DNA. It is the basis for the Golden Mean, the most aesthetically perfect system of proportion in art. Each number, starting with 1, is the sum of the two preceding numbers and so becomes 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34 etc.

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by BOV, Chez Philippe, Marsovin and Sky TelecomOpus64 Galerie is open from 10. 10:30 – 13:00 and 16:30 – 19:00 daily except Sundays, or by appointment. Please contact Angela Tabone on 2132 3206 / 7949 6419 or [email protected]