the whole fractal Jul 302011 here is the whole fractal…. the image in my header is a small portion of this fractal… i just LOVE it!! sharing:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... July 30, 2011 10 Responses Just LIfe Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane. 10 Responses to “the whole fractal” Coach says: July 31, 2011 at 8:44 pm That’s my girl Sherri says: July 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm aww…. love you you big ol slab of beef 😉 Wendell says: July 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm Amazing sister….you amaze me! Sherri says: July 31, 2011 at 8:54 pm thank you 🙂 paula devi says: July 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm checking to see if my registration took. paula devi says: July 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm hmmmmm. still a bug. Paula Devi says: July 30, 2011 at 11:04 pm totally amazing! did you do this? some parts look pasted on. is that shading. it is magical, Elephants Child is right. it’s a magic mystery. tell us more about it. why is it called a fractal? Sherri says: July 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm here is some basic info on what fractals are…. there are some great fractal websites out there… and some free fractal generating software too… i have a program called chaos pro….you can download it free at http://www.chaospro.de/ woot! big fun!! fractal: a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole Roots of the idea of fractals go back to the 17th century, while mathematically rigorous treatment of fractals can be traced back to functions studied by Karl Weierstrass, Georg Cantor and Felix Hausdorff a century later in studying functions that were continuous but not differentiable; however, the term fractal was coined by Benoît Mandelbrot in 1975 and was derived from the Latin fractus meaning “broken” or “fractured.” A mathematical fractal is based on an equation that undergoes iteration, a form of feedback based on recursion. There are several examples of fractals, which are defined as portraying exact self-similarity, quasi self-similarity, or statistical self-similarity. While fractals are a mathematical construct, they are found in nature, which has led to their inclusion in artwork. They are useful in medicine, soil mechanics, seismology, and technical analysis. Elephant's Child says: July 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm You are right. I have been admiring it in your header, and the whole image is truly magical. What is it made of, do you know? Sherri says: July 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm i think it’s a two dimensional painting that has been shaded to give it the depth… it is beautiful!! one day i’m going to try and do something like this on my own… i bet i can… with lots of patience… and about 137 false starts haha Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.