The Spider, Friday,
March 25, 2005, 9 AM.
Symphonic Geometry: Embracing the Golden Rectangles of the Spider Nazca Lines.
Spider on the earth,
Lines drawn with ancient
From a geometrical perspective, the Spider geoglyph of the Nazca Lines is an example of a complex design that incorporates a variety of shapes and forms.
The central body of the Spider consists of a series of concentric circles, which are shapes with a constant distance between their center and circumference. The circles are connected to one another, forming a web-like pattern.
The legs of the Spider are long, thin triangles that taper to a point. The tips of the triangles form the feet of the Spider. The legs are arranged in a symmetrical pattern around the body, creating a sense of balance and harmony in the design.
The overall shape of the Spider is roughly circular, with a diameter of approximately 150 feet (46 meters). However, the legs extend beyond the circumference of the circle, giving the design a more dynamic and three-dimensional appearance.
The precision and complexity of the Spider, and the other geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines, have led some scholars to speculate that the Nazca people had a sophisticated understanding of geometry and mathematics. However, there is little direct evidence to support this claim, and much about the creation and purpose of the Nazca Lines remains a mystery.
What is remarkable about
this drawing is that it is a member of a
spider genus known as Ricinulei which is
found only living beyond the reach of
sunlight in the Amazon rainforest.
Nazca Spider Puzzle.
Geometric Art: Isolines or Contour Lines of the
Nazca Spider using iPad Apps