Sand Series: Fractal Exploration l BOOK
Wonder with me, what if our reality was actually a construct? If that were true, which of course you have no way proving one way or another, but… if it were, how could you prove it, visually. What kinds of things could one photograph? Anyway, with this in my head, I thought about the laws of nature. The laws that govern how our reality functions. Gravity, Bernoulli’s Principle, Relativity, etc. All of these laws dictate forces we can and can not see, however one such equation is responsible for how nature assembles itself visually and how the seeming chaos of the universe can be organized into one simple equation discovered by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot: f(z) = z^2 + c Fractals are like the code that constructs our visual reality, from the tiniest of particles to the massive systems of galaxies and everything in between. Rivers, trees, blood vessels, mountainscapes, coastlines, seashells, clouds, lightning, canyons, peacock feathers, snowflakes, waterfalls... If you look hard enough, you can start to see the code.