Fractal Art

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.74.2
Artist:
Keith Webber Jr.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Digital Illustration
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20" Width: 30"
Description:
Digital art print. Colorful collage of shapes and repeating patterns. Black background with a larger yellow and red shapes with a blue center dominate the center of the image. Much smaller more colorful shapes "float" towards the center of the image.
Historical Context:
In nature, a fractal is a pattern that the laws of nature repeat at different scales. The term fractal was coined in 1975 by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in his work, "The Fractal Geometry of Nature." Fractal art is a form of algorithmic design created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculated results as digital illustrations. Fractal art began in the 1980s as a genre of computer art used as the basis for a variety of digital art and animations. Keith Webber Jr. is an artist from Maine and is inspired by the nature of his home state when creating his artwork.