What are fractals?
Fractals are found throughout nature; some examples include trees, river systems, and coastlines. A river system follows a natural fractal pattern if you follow it upstream. The main river splits into smaller rivers, and those split into even smaller rivers, and those split again even smaller and so on. Fractals are self-similar infinitely repeating patterns created using simple recursive math equations.
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About the Artist
I am a self-taught digital artist coming from an engineering background. I chose fractal art for its infinite possibilities and it's technical nature. My work is inspired by exploration and naturally occurring fractal patterns. Designs using mathematics and geometry are often though of as very rigid lines, triangles, squares, etc. However, because fractal patterns are found throughout nature, I am able to use mathematic fractals to model natural fractals which allows me to create some very organic feeling scenes and structures. My pieces are not always created with a predetermined destination. Sometimes times they are created by exploring the journey and and seeing where it takes me. By layering fractals, I can expand the journey into even more complex patterns and designs - and by utilizing color, a relatively flat fractal pattern can pop into an almost three dimensional piece. These techniques can be seen throughout my body of work.
Awards and Exhibitions
-2023 Digital Art Award of Merit - Cincinnati Summerfair (OH)
-2023 Award of Merit - Omaha Arts Festival (NE)
-2023 Invitational Award - Art Fair on the Square (WI)
-2023 Award of Merit - Naperville Riverwalk Art Fair (IL)
-2022 Best of Digital Art - Art Beats & Eats (MI)
-2022 Best of Digital Art - Ann Arbor Guild Summer Art Fair (MI)
-2022 Peoples Choice Award - Utah Arts Festival (SLC,UT)
-2021 1st Place in Digital Art - Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock (CO)
-2020 Group Exhibition, "Flow" - Urban Arts Gallery (SLC, UT)
-2019 Best in Digital Art - Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts (AZ)
-2019 2nd Place in Digital Art - Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock (CO)
-2019 Mayors Award - Ridgway Rendezvous Art & Craft Festival (CO)
-2018 Best in Digital Art - Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts (AZ)
-2018 2nd Place in Digital Art - Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock (CO)
-2017 Group Exhibition, "Art of Planetary Sciences" - AAS Division for Planetary Science Conference (Provo, UT)