As more we exploring our reality, the more we find structures and harmony hidden beyond the often chaotic appearance.
Before the french mathematic Benoit Mandelbrot, nature was seen as so complex so that nothing could really describe it.
The fractal geometry became therefore away, thanks to very powerful computers,
to all of a sudden examine complex dynamic systems - like coastlines, 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. A complex system could then be understood!
It exists an inner logic in the world.
Today fractals geometry is used in a lot of different scientific fields to understand turbulent and dynamic systems.
When I was 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 more and more small patterns, following the same geometrical logic all the time, that never ends.
At IVA I used the SNOWFLAKE 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 as a symbol of ETERNITY IN A CLOSED FORM.
It makes me think of the Eastern philosophy
"to see the whole world in a grain of sand"
Complex fractals by Mandelbrot
Simple fractals by Von Koch et Sierpinsky