A fractal is a mathematical intrigue; quite simply a geometric figure each part of which has the same statistical character as the large, whole piece. This property is known as self – similarity.

mandelbrot set

The term fractal is a derivative from the Latin frāctus meaning “broken” or “fractured.”

Albert Klein Blue Fractal

Fractals can be used to describe partly random or chaotic phenomena through mathematical formulae. However, to me Fractals have an aesthetic quality which is greatly appealing. Art need not always be free flowing abstract curves, sometimes precision and accuracy, combines with mathematical acumen can produce something truly magnificent.

pentagram fractal


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