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A spirally sculpture of ceramic posts depicting the seasons

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Here is a spiral showing one whole year. Click on the top of each post to see which month it represents. Can you find September?

More stuff about the Equinox sculpture

There are 7 sets of posts.

Each set represents a year so has 12 posts.

The posts are placed 1 metre apart in a spiral.

The spiral is based on the Fibonacci series.

You add 2 numbers together to make the next one.

1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34…..

Then draw a spiral using squares of those sizes.

Fibonacci Spirals are like Golden Spirals.

Lots of spirals like these occur in nature.

Each set represents a year so has 12 posts.

The posts are placed 1 metre apart in a spiral.

The spiral is based on the Fibonacci series.

You add 2 numbers together to make the next one.

1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34…..

Then draw a spiral using squares of those sizes.

Fibonacci Spirals are like Golden Spirals.

Lots of spirals like these occur in nature.

The posts form a spiral which has an Italian name. What is it? (Click on your answer to check)

Margharita

Fibonacci

Pavarotti

Why is the post on the right shorter than the one on the left?

The artists ran out of wood to make the pole.

The artists felt the cylinders looked better that way.

Summer daylight hours are longer than Winter ones.

The scultpure is called Equinox. Where does the word Equinox come from?

A Medieval Oxfordshire horse fair; from the Latin *equinus*=to do with horses + OX=the postcode.

The Equinox is when day and night are the same length; from the Latin *aequus*=equal + *nox*=nighttime

A corruption of the Italian *acqua+gnocchi*, pasta cooked in water invented by Fibonacci.

There are seven sets of posts. What do you think the seven represent?

The Seven Wonders of the World

Intervals in a scale

Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man

What could the posts be used for?

Tell the time/track the path of the Sun

Hang your washing out to dry.

Tether a horse.

Each set of twelve posts represents what?

Semi tone scale

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Months of a year.

Which of these things are made of clay/terracotta? (*Terracotta* comes from the Italian for cooked earth).

A frieze on Reading Town Hall showing Shakespeare, Burns, Chaucer and Homer

The cylinders which are part of the Equinox sculpture

An 'air brick' in Town Hall Square Reading

Where would the last post be if you put the posts in a line going South at points in the Fibonacci series? 0,1,2,3,5,8,13,...99194853094755497 - this last number is the metres you will have travelled to put in the last post

In Canada somewhere North East of Quebec City.

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, roughly South East of Papual New Guinea

Somewhere South East of New Zealand

This quiz was created to accompany the Equinox Together2018 sculpture exhibited 15-30 September 2018 beside the River Thames on Pangbourne Meadow, Reading, Berkshire UK

Led by local artist, Gill Williamson, schools, community groups, charities and individuals created clay cylinders arranged to represent the changing seasons.