Note: Left-click on this image to get a full view of this digital work of fractal art.
This fractal consists of polyhedra upon polyhedra upon polyhedra. It results from a combination of octahedral, dodecahedral, and icosahedral algorithms, creating a surface so multifaceted that it almost seems organic – like a finely sculpted topiary.
This digital artwork was created by Mr. Stolyarov in Mandelbulb3D, a free program that facilitates deliberate manipulation of formula-generated fractals into intelligible shapes.
This fractal is an extension of Mr. Stolyarov’s artistic style of Abstract Orderism, whose goal is the creation of abstract objects that are appealing by virtue of their geometric intricacy — a demonstration of the order that man can both discover in the universe and bring into existence through his own actions and applications of the laws of nature.
Fractal art is based on the idea of the spontaneous order – which is pivotal in economics, culture, and human civilization itself. Now, using computer technology, spontaneous orders can be harnessed in individual art works as well.