A fractal is a mathematical set or concrete object that is irregular or fragmented at all scales. – Benoit Mandelbrot (the inventor of the word and its most famous set)
In the mind’s eye, a fractal is a way of seeing infinity. – James Gleick from Chaos (1987)
Fractal geometry will make you see everything differently. There is a danger in reading further. You risk the loss of your childhood vision of clouds, forests, flowers, galaxies, leaves, feathers, rocks, mountains, torrents of water, carpet, bricks, and much else besides. Never again will your interpretation of these things be quite the same. – Michael F. Barnsley from Fractals Everywhere (2000)
Modern humans became fixated on a collective hallucination of linear time, ignoring the fractal spirals of the surrounding universe. – Daniel Pinchbeck
It’s a product of the fractal laws that govern the world at an informational level. There is no deeper truth. – Terence McKenna
Please leave any signed images as they are. All others are free.
You can right click on images and save them to your hard drive or copy them to your clipboard. Simple graphic programs like MTpaint or Pinta will allow you to easily change hues, contrast, saturation, etc. For the adventurous, PhotoShop and GIMP will really open your creative channels.
Use the links on the Contact page to access the Dropbox, which includes the scripts that produce each particular image. Download copies of Apophysis, JWildfire, etc. and a recent Java Runtime Environment (if needed) to run and edit the scripts.
If you wish your work included, email us with attachments. Be sure to sign anything you wish to stay curated.
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PREVIOUSLY FEATURED WORKS:
Sacred Secret – by O in 2017 – rendered in JWildfire and modified in MTpaint (Favorite – 376 votes)
Plateau – by ZN in 2016- rendered in JWildfire (Favored – 279 votes)
Xanadu – by O in 2017 – rendered in Mandelbulber and modified in GIMP (Favored – 198 votes)
The works above were the top three finishers in the before time. We will no longer be conducting feedback in that manner.
Nasty Nest – by ZN in 2017 – rendered in Apophysis