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A spiral 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?

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*=water + *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.

What does each set of twelve posts represent?

A semi-tone scale

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The 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 the poets Shakespeare, Burns, Chaucer and Homer

The cylinders which are part of the Equinox sculpture

An air brick in Town Hall Square Reading

Why do we have seasons?

Because the Earth's distance from the Sun varies

Because the axis of rotation of the Earth is tilted

Because of changing light from the Moon

This quiz was created to accompany the Equinox Together sculpture exhibited beside the River Thames on Pangbourne Meadow, near Reading, RG8 7DA, UK

Gill Williamson, founder of the Whitchurch-on-Thames Art CafĂ©, Debbie Page and Louise Clark led community groups, schools, charities and individuals in creating clay cylinders arranged to represent the changing seasons.