Arcane fractals – Images and musings of my imagination

Fractals are graphic representations of mathematical equations. Therefore, without the aid of a computer to generate the graphics from the equations, these mathematical objects would remain invisible.

However, it is the “flame” fractals that I find particularly beautiful with their ethereal forms. They have the power to touch our spirit and fire the imagination.

Many of the images below are collages of pure flame fractals e.g.the stars, mist, trees etc. They took many hours to develop and were made with the program Apophysis.

Although these images were all made between the years of 2003-2007 they still have a special place in my heart. If you haven’t come across flame fractals before, I hope this is a serendipitous discovery for you.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. ~Einstein~