FRACTALS

As more we exploring our reality, as more we found of structures and harmony hidden beyond the often chaotic apparence.

Before the french mathematic Benoit Mandelbrot, nature was seen as so complex so that nothing could really describe it.

The fractal geometry became therefore a way, thanks to very powerful computers, 

to all of a sudden examine complex dynamic systems - like coast lines, the bark of a tree, the forecast. The strange and magic discovery was that simple patterns were repeated again and again into the microcosm out in the macrocosm. Complex system could then be understood!

There existed an inner logic.

Today fractals geometry are used in a lot of different scientific fiels to understand turbulent and dynamic systems.

When doing research for my project at IVA in Stockholm I got more and more fascinated by the fractals.

There exist many simple geometrical fractal forms, showing how one linear or 3D figure could devise in more and more small patterns, following the same geometrical logic all the time.

At IVA I used the SNOW FLAKE of Von Koch, and the triangular form of SIERPINSKI that I combined into different design patterns.

 

For a long time I used some of these forms in my art like a symbol of ETERNITY IN A CLOSED FORM.

 

It makes me think of the Eastern philosophy

"to see the world in a grain of sand"

Simple fractals by Von Koch et Sierpinsky

Complex fractals by Mandelbrot

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