Those who have been following my art for a few years may have seen these three before. They were the only pieces I had allowed the public to see, prior to holding The Fractal Nature of Our Universe exhibit this summer. I entered them, in 2011, in the Los Alamos MainStreet Science and Math-Based Art Contest. I wish I had saved what I wrote about each of them then, but while the images are still out there on the web as a result of the contest, the statements I made about each of them are gone. Perhaps it’s for the best – this way each viewer can interpret the images themselves. The wonderful thing about fractals is the way they translate pure mathematics into something that appeals to – well, it feels to me anyway – something ancient in our minds. They are often archetypal. As such, I think they can bring us all together as humans. We need something to unify us, don’t we? So I will leave interpretation out… for while inspired interpretation as an individual is wonderful, sometimes expressing that interpretation divides us from those who would interpret differently.
This was the first fractal piece I ever created – The Way.
Fire Dance and Happy Hill were the second and third pieces I created (but I can’t remember which was second and which was third!)
Here is what they looked like at the show (on the left):
And here is a detail of The Way: