Golden Ratio Statue

This probably won't come as much of a surprise to anyone, but I'm really bad at sticking around the house.  I like the idea of a lazy do-nothing Sunday, but inevitably I start pacing, the gears in my brain start turning, and it's time to hit the road again.

Most of the time this is a good thing -- my itchy feet help spur us on to some big adventures.  But, as much as a gripe about it, sometimes it's good to stick around and explore the town where we live.  Both our vehicles were at the shop this morning, so we decided to make the best of it and explore the buzzing metropolis of Green River.

Eventually we hopped on our bikes to go investigate the Green River Golden Ratio.  Back in 2010, Australian artist Andrew Rogers was commissioned to construct a huge statue on a bleak patch of ground by the interstate.  It's a pyramid of blocks assembled according to the mathematical rule of the golden ratio.  The top block is a 24-carat gold-leafed cube.

Gotta be honest here -- when I first saw the Ratio as I was cruising by on I-70 at 80mph, I thought the whole thing seemed really bizarre.  But the more I see it, the more I like it.  It's inarguably random, but at least it gets a conversation going about art and math, and it gives this tiny desert town some quirky character.  We came back a couple hours later to take some night-sky shots.