About Fractals

A fractal is “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,”

Mandelbrot, B.B. (1982). The Fractal Geometry of Nature. W.H. Freeman and Company.. ISBN 0-7167-1186-9.

Fractals are often considered to be infinitely complex because they are similar at all levels of magnification. Look around you every day. Natural fractals include:

  • coastlines
  • clouds
  • mountain ranges
  • lightning bolts
  • snow flakes
  • and many more

The more I work with fractals and the more I look around me; the more I realize that I’ve been surrounded by fractals all my life–the ferns in my garden, the shells of clams, the branches of trees.

Enjoy the fractals I create and place in the blog. Get brave and the explore the world yourself!


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