Jul 302011
 

here is the whole fractal…. the image in my header is a small portion of this fractal… i just LOVE it!!

 

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”

  1. That’s my girl

  2. Amazing sister….you amaze me!

  3. checking to see if my registration took.

  4. 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?

    • 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.

  5. 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?

    • 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

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