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Five Needles by Michael McGillis
1997

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The title is derived from the five pine needle clusters that make up white pine foliage. From each of the five leaning pine trunks aging canvas sails, attached to booms, spiral up towards the sky. The branches with sails are arranged in a sequence reminiscent of the Fibonacci Spiral, the natural growth pattern for tree-branches and cones, many sea shells and other natural forms.