Independent Study Project: Year Two

52 weeks, 40 works.

The Project

Nadia Daniels-Moehle’s year-long independent study On Perception, Reflection, and a Year within the Golden Spiral consists of works alternating between essays and paintings. Each piece explores human perception by correlating topics from the sciences, humanities, visual arts, and global culture—all drawn from Nadia Daniels-Moehle’s autodidactic education.

Nadia drew inspiration from the reality that no two perceptions are alike, yet we can make art, tell stories, and test scientific hypotheses. On Perception invites viewers to reflect on what shapes their perceptions and how their perceptions shape how they see and interact with the world.

The Installation

The project’s installation titled From Nothing is inspired by mathematics because, like math, our perceptions are part of everything we do. 

The Fibonacci Sequence and golden spiral connect the twenty-six paintings in the 55″x91″ installation. Each painting fits into the sequence from zero to fifty-five, to the spiral itself.

Explore From Nothing‘s interactive map, hover over the h highlighted areas and explore the stories behind each piece.

“Introvert in the Window” Exhibition

(October 24-31, 2020) On display in Higher Art Gallery’s window, during the interactive and socially distant performance art event, Nadia completed On Perception, Reflection, and a Year within the Golden Spiral‘s installation by painting the Golden Spiral over the course of one week.

The exhibition invited viewers to interact with the project: watch the spiral unwind, while listening to selected essays from the project, and participate in interactive events throughout the week. And most of all, share their perceptions through the window –whether that glass be technology’s screen or the gallery window.

The title “The Introvert in the Window” explores how we can be alone and part of everything, how we can create connections, even separated by glass.

Virtual Tour of Introvert in the Window: Painting Time-lapse.

Explore: On Perception, Reflection, and a Year within the Golden Spiral