Norbert Francis Attard

Boundaries of Infinity

Town Hall De Panne, Zeelaan 21
De Panne


Norbert Francis Attard is a Maltese artist, educated as an architect. For Beaufort04 he has made a permanent addition to the square in front of the town hall in De Panne. The concrete water garden contains a vertical sculptural element based on the Fibonacci numbers and the complete forms of the Golden Section. Each element of the Fibonacci numbers is always the sum of the two preceding elements, beginning with 0 and 1. This sequence often occurs in nature, including the growth of plants and flowers, the reproduction patterns of animals and the shape of shells. The spiral figure based on the Fibonacci numbers is also a symbol for the perfect form, for the nature without limit and the grandiosity of the sea.