For Biodiversity Garden logo we chose the Fibonacci spiral - a shape commonly found in nature: for example in shells, protea cones, and the arrangement of leaves on a stem. We reintroduced the Fibonacci spiral as a design element in the Make a Difference display.
Here a sweeping spiral balustrade (made by Roddy McGuffog) is echoed on the ground as a pebble spiral, beautifully executed by rock artist Rob Mckenzie & ULS staff. The shape and proportions are perfect - it is art, nature and beauty combined.
Hanging on the balustrade are timber leaves. On each leaf is one idea on how to make a difference: how we can protect biodiversity. Roddy had the leaves precision-cut out of marine ply and took them to Piet Botha in Suurbraak to burn-etch the leaf veins, and the text.
Suurbraak is a small village about 3 hours' drive from Cape Town. I hope Piet comes to the City one day to admire his handiwork in the Biodiversity Garden.