From Math Images
Hi. I'm Eliza Sulea, and I've decided to be the weird broccoli lady for this project. I'm working with the Romanesco Broccoli, which is really cool because it is a natural fractal, and a natural Fibonacci spiral. Or at least it looks like it. Initially I wanted to work with the fractal aspect of the broccoli. I wanted to find some way to relate the fractals with the spiral, but I couldn't figure out what I exactly wanted. I was working towards some loose concept. I went along with the idea but discovered that it would turn into a huge science experiment, in which i would actually need to buy the broccoli and measure every corner of it. I still decided to keep working on it, but instead coincidentally I was working on something else. I found pictures of the broccoli online and I started making ratios between the distances of the vertices of the fractals. I then made ratios between the fibonacci sequence numbers and I plotted both groups of ratios on one graph. The lines created by each ratio matched almost perfectly. Instead of finding a relation between the fractals and the sequence, I proved that the broccoli really does grow in accordance to the Fibonacci sequence, math wise not just by how it looked.