Friday, January 23, 2009

A is for Art




Art is for fun. I'm mostly self-taught and have learned that colors and shapes earn the A spot in my world. I've never been able to explain other's work nor can I explain my own. It is what it is, I think.

Fractals captured my attention several years ago and with the aid of Fractal Explorer, a free software, I've become enamored with the changing movement, color and shape provided by a mouse click. Instant kaleidoscopes.

Benoit Mandelbrot, a mathematician, wrote The Fractal Geometry of Nature . His study of fractals found in nature contributed to the chaos theory.

Prompt by ABC Wednesday, today A

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21 comments:

RuneE said...

A discussion of what ART is could go on forever and not two people would agree. Maybe they would agree what ART isn't, but I doubt it. You write and paint - I take pictures. I know when what I do approach something that could be called ART. I only hope that someone out there agree. To me the most import point is to enjoy. learn and express.

spacedlaw said...

Art is a great A subject. It is everywhere.

Carol said...

Your A for art entry is beautiful...the soft colors are very pleasing to the eye...I don't know much about fractals...but I like it..

chanpheng said...

Wonderful image. It seems to go on and on. I guess that's what fractals are all about.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mamapippa said...

It's a great piece of art !

Jay said...

Ah ... Mandlebrot! Now, is that art, or is it mathematics? I've never been drawn to art which is too close to geometry or too ordered, but Mandlebrot is something else. Quite fascinating.

Is that one of yours up there? I like it!

Mel said...

Your art is lovely...and your words inspiring! "It is what it is..." and "I've been starving and smiling since." Awesome...simply awesome!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your fractal (I'm assuming that's what it's called) is fascinating! I like the idea of creating instant kaleidoscopes.

Lily Hydrangea said...

your fractal is so pretty! I like your profile description, very nice to read.

pictureeachday said...

Ah! I am a mathematician! I really like this post :)

Your fractal is beautiful! It does remind me of a kaleidoscope, or even a sort of modern stained glass window.

Carolina said...

Thanks for your nice comment on the African bowl. I love the colours of your fractal. It's quite intriguing to look at.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

good choice. What would life be without you A? Unbearable...

Pleased to 'meet' you Sue/ Tyra

Crafty Green Poet said...

That's a lovely image, I love fractals too and find art beyond explanation....

Celeste said...

Great A post and great art too, beautiful colours.

ramblingwoods.com said...

This is perfect for A...I don't think I have been here before and you have a lovely blog...Thank you for visiting mine...Michelle..

Pretty Me!! said...

aha !! nice :)

Amias said...

This "kaleidoscope" is soothing to my mind ... but as I stare into it, it looks like a beautiful glass tunnel. If it was larger ... I could walk into it, lose myself!

The slide show is awesome!

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing your insight, like the line "it is what it is". :)

Petrus said...

I've never heard of Fractal Explorer so I searched the internet and was amazed by the number of sites.

It looks really interesting but complicated - I must try sometime ..

Mr. Puggle said...

i LOVE fractals too. there was a great show on fractals on PBS about two months ago. can't remember the name. maybe it was on NOVA or something. amazing stuff.

rebecca said...

Sue,

That is quite beautiful. Love the colors and shape, like fractured glass.... I have to look into that software. I want to have fun!