Recently received an query asking for an explanation of fractals and whether I considered my fractal designs, since they were “made by a computer, as a form of legitimate art”.
Though I have been working with fractal generation programs for about five years now, I am not so sure that I can explain, in any comprehensible detail, the basis of fractal geometry. Basically fractal art is an algorithmic approach for producing computer-generated art using fractal mathematics. Lots of number crunching. Most artists are not interested in the chemical composition of the paint on their brushes, and I don’t understand, nor do I feel it is absolutely necessary for me to understand, the mathematics of fractal design.
[Stephen Nachmanovitch, “Free Play – Improvisation in Life and Art”]
The design above is entitled ‘Emergence’, and so it is that I am emerging from a hiatus of sorts from posting on this blogspot. Am also adding a couple of new image galleries of Apophysis designs.