Monday, November 5, 2012

The Importance of Components

     At this point in my research I knew I wanted to create fractal art but was unsure how to proceed. I could not do the math or find fractal software I was comfortable with. The work of Ron Eglash gave me the key. Ron has identified five key components that define what a fractal is. These components are self-similarity, scaling, recursion, infinity and the fractal dimension. Once I understood these components I was able to identify fractals all around me. Suddenly I had a a wealth of fractals to draw by hand.
     This is a pencil rendering of a slice of cabbage which grows in a fractal manner.
      The next five blogs will describe each of the components so that you can better understand them yourself.