Fractal Art

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.74.6
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 layers of repeating shapes and pattern in different colors. Center repeating pattern is a square that is mostly green with pinks and blues. Radiating outward from that shape is a circular shape with scalloped edges in shapes of blue, green and purple. From that shape comes a flower like shape in yellow, then green and then red.
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.