Rafael Araujo is a Venezuelan architect and illustrator. He uses nothing more than pencils, rulers, compass and protractors to create his incredibly beautiful and accurate reflections of Nature's brilliance. Rafael's illustrations highlight the recurrence throughout Nature of the "golden ratio", represented by the Greek letter ϕ.
Spiraling petals adorn a fragrant lavender 'Neptune' rose on a shrub sold at the Huntington Botanic Gardens spring plant sale. EXPLORE May 1, 2009 #211 --thanks for your comments and faves, everybody -- this is my highest ranked picture in Explore so far!