On Fractalicious

This week’s posts have been a diversion from my routine while focusing on small things – and as we know, the microscopic world is detailed and fascinating.

Fractals are a geometry concept. In simple terms, a fractal is a shape within an object that takes the shape of the entire object. A piece of a rock from a mountain that looks like the entire mountain; a part of a tree branch that when magnified looking like the entire tree; or in section of a coastline that looks similar to the entire coast. Yes, fractals are about shapes.

The mathematics for fractals goes back into the 1800s, but Benoît Mandelbrot paper about the coast of Great Britain in the 1960s brought fractals into modern light. Today, artists use fractals and fractal-like patterns in art create fractal art by using mathematical algorithms to created objects, images, animations, and other visual representations most commonly through fractal software.

Once you see this fascinating video, it will not take long to see how fractals fit into this week’s theme. Enjoy the images.

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35 thoughts on “On Fractalicious

  1. Hi,
    A fantastic video, just amazing what is in the microscopic world. I agree, a lot of artists use fractals, and I have seen art with similar patterns.

  2. fascinating video Frank! Makes one think how amazing this universe is and the incredible balance that has to exist that makes it all possible.

    • Voice Deborah,
      Now there’s a loaded question ;) … but no, I don’t question a Divine Designer – however my rationale may be different than others who proclaim one. Thanks for stopping by and serving as a reminder for me to stop by.

    • Sonel,
      Welcome first-time commenter … and all the way from South Africa too! :) For sure, the video is fascinating. Thanks for visiting and feel free to return.

    • Debra,
      Believe me, my knowledge about fractals is also limited … but enough to spot the video and write the post. Glad you enjoyed this series, and thanks for visiting.

    • Red,
      Thanks for following the link back to this post. .. and great knowing you find creating them as therapeutic. I didn’t know about BuddhaKa – so I visited and will return! Many thanks for commenting and the reference!

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