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Fractal Art

Something about this peculiar art piece handing out in the desert caught my eye.


I mumbled something about perceiving beauty in the emergent patterns derived from simple iterative algorithms (shells, organic growth, fractals, culture, evolution) as they represent embedded computational complexity - a virtuoso display not easily replicated (prior to computer art).


The artiste next to me mentioned that Jackson Pollock’s appeal came from the higher dimension of his fractal patterns, compared to, say, children’s splatter.


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Taken on August 30, 2012