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FRACTALS: Organic Sacred Geometry in Life, Nature and Art

Ever wondered
what is at the core of it all?


What links the universe, us, DNA, a broccoli,

a baobab, lightning, blood vessels,

the nervous system, brains, corals,

cabbages,


desert cracked soil, elephant skin,

mountain ranges, paper folds,

a leaf, a wave,


a snow flake, a flower?


Ever wondered about the similarities

between tortoise shell patterns, spider webs,

minerals and tree trunks?


Between Gothic, Islamic and

Buddhist architecture?


Between Indian fabric designs,

Art Nouveau wall paper, Celtic calligraphy,

Persian rugs and Tibetan Mandalas?


FRACTALS, my friends,

FRACTALS are the core of it all!



Our understanding of Chaos Theory

is moving away from randomness
and disorder,

toward a higher form of organic order,


an order of disorder if you like,

that drives and structures everything alive,

and everything, we humans have created:



from hierarchical power structures,

economics, politics, to buildings, clothing,

music, language,

our very own thinking process,

the internet, and art. 


This lecture will hopefully bring to you

an appreciation of our latest
scientific discoveries,

including nanotechnology,


and will disclose how artists

have consciously or unconsciously

tapped into this organic disordered order process.

 


below:
LIGHTNING, TREE, HUMAN BLOOD VESSEL INTERCONNECTEDNESS
 
 

 



After a brief but substantial introduction

to Mandel Brot’s fractal geometry,


I shall then show you numerous illustrations

from the world around us and within us,

to illustrate his perception of life

and the universe.



 I will link the natural world to architecture,

applied arts, figurative and non figurative art.


We shall look with a totally different gaze

at the work of Hokusai, Van Gogh, Dali,

Escher, Mark Tobey, Pollock, Mathieu,

Roberto Matta, Hans Bellmer, Hans Hartung,

Henri Michaux, Frans Kupka,

Piet Mondrian, to name but a few.



You will be stunned with the comparisons,

mesmerized

by the power of fractal geometry.



You will hopefully acquiesce

to my perception of artistic endeavor

as yet another ramification

of the primordial core of life,



which the Jewish scientist philosopher

MANDEL BROT

understood and visualized


as a self replicating

self similar organic process,


based on the universal interconnectedness 

of a fragmented reality.


I shall explain it all. Do not worry!



With humility and astonishment,

I invite you to discover the world of fractals,


a world which will open your eyes,
minds and souls

to something quite huge,


way beyond ourselves,

notwithstanding the amazing beauty

arising from this organic process.

 


 
BELOW:
1- BAMANA HEAD DRESS 1930s
self replication process

2- ROMANESCO BROCCOLI

SELF SIMILARITY, SELF REPLICATION PROCESS

3- SALVADOR DALI
WINES OF GALA AND GOD 1977
self similarity process