Fractal Oak - Print

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Fractal Oak - Print

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This fractal oak is only partly a real tree. Even if you look closely you might not be able to tell when it turns into a mathematical abstraction - a fractalized tree with repeating patterns. I originally started this piece as an experiment to see if a tree made this way could still look organic, or if it would look too mechanically-made. But since there was no software that let me place the components accurately, I had to do it "by hand" within the software! 

The other part of this piece is that I always pictured trees as slow-motion living lightning bolts - that's why the tree looks like it's erupting out of the ground. Both trees and lightning can be described using the same algorithms, so it's fitting!

This is a digital piece, done using digital painting and photomontage with original photography.

People claim that they can look for hours at my work and still discover new things. I grew up visiting the Museum of Natural History in New York, gazing at the elaborate dioramas with my grandmother, always trying to find a new creature neither of us had spotted yet. And so my art is an extension of this idea - that the world is always full of new things to discover, and even the dullest patches of earth are full of microscopic creatures that look alien to us, tiny crystals and bacteria with whirling, tricky gears of life inside. 

11" x 14" large or 8.5" x 11" small archival quality laser print

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