Study of Fractal

 

Study of Fractal is another of my serial explorations with different mediums across diverse disciplines. The idea is derived from self-organizing fractal theory. Linearly repeated diagrams were transformed into a 3D pattern by overlapping. Through this process, infinitely repeating patterns were transformed into a finite visual form. I was fascinated by the simplification and schematization of a form. In my mind, the resulting image resonates with the repetitive nature of electronic music. With this idea as a conceptual basis, I went on to design an electronic music festival poster.

 #1: Adobe Illustrator (2012)  The fractal image of repeating size and shape interested me, I started to create a computer drawing using the Illustrator program. Initially, it started with flat planes with shallow depth in #1.

#1: Adobe Illustrator (2012)

The fractal image of repeating size and shape interested me, I started to create a computer drawing using the Illustrator program. Initially, it started with flat planes with shallow depth in #1.

 #2: Adobe Illustrator (2012)  By twisting, combining and overlapping, it evolved into a structure with more depth and 3D volume in #2.

#2: Adobe Illustrator (2012)

By twisting, combining and overlapping, it evolved into a structure with more depth and 3D volume in #2.

 #3: Adobe Illustrator (2012)  In #3, interestingly, within the 3D structure, even lines become one with the structure, leading to repeating, and continuous structure.

#3: Adobe Illustrator (2012)

In #3, interestingly, within the 3D structure, even lines become one with the structure, leading to repeating, and continuous structure.

 #4: Drawing (2012)  From #4 to #10, I experimented with the effect of hand drawn fractal images creating 3D space with an effect of no gravity. The subtle variations of the hand drawn fractal forms creates subtle differences in the visual effects compared to the computer generated fractal forms shown in works from #1 to #3.

#4: Drawing (2012)

From #4 to #10, I experimented with the effect of hand drawn fractal images creating 3D space with an effect of no gravity. The subtle variations of the hand drawn fractal forms creates subtle differences in the visual effects compared to the computer generated fractal forms shown in works from #1 to #3.

 #5: Drawing (2012)

#5: Drawing (2012)

 #6: Drawing (2012)

#6: Drawing (2012)

 #7: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

#7: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

 #8: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

#8: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

 #9: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

#9: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

 #10: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

#10: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 14"x10" (2012)

 #11: Adobe Illustrator (2012)  In works from #11 to #13, the result of the fractal image was connected, and extended into visual images which incorporated the idea of rhythm in electronic music.

#11: Adobe Illustrator (2012)

In works from #11 to #13, the result of the fractal image was connected, and extended into visual images which incorporated the idea of rhythm in electronic music.

 #12: Adobe Illustrator (2012)  In works from #11 to #13, the result of the fractal image was connected, and extended into visual images which incorporated the idea of rhythm in electronic music.

#12: Adobe Illustrator (2012)

In works from #11 to #13, the result of the fractal image was connected, and extended into visual images which incorporated the idea of rhythm in electronic music.

 
 #13: Adobe Illustrator 18"x24" (2012)  This design was utilized in a poster for Electronic Music Festival, Brookline, MA Oct. 26-28, 2012. The poster presents a variety of shapes and colors through the auditory analysis and synthesis of electronic music.

#13: Adobe Illustrator 18"x24" (2012)

This design was utilized in a poster for Electronic Music Festival, Brookline, MA Oct. 26-28, 2012. The poster presents a variety of shapes and colors through the auditory analysis and synthesis of electronic music.

 
 
 #14: String, Pen, Watercolors, Water colored Papers on Hard Board 24"x44" (2012)  This 2D, yet mobile structure was transferred to hard board papers with watercolor painting, and turned into a 3D paper collage in #13.   I continue to be fascinated in depicting the notion of musical rhythm into visual images and continue to study not only in 2D space but also 3D space.

#14: String, Pen, Watercolors, Water colored Papers on Hard Board 24"x44" (2012)

This 2D, yet mobile structure was transferred to hard board papers with watercolor painting, and turned into a 3D paper collage in #13. 

I continue to be fascinated in depicting the notion of musical rhythm into visual images and continue to study not only in 2D space but also 3D space.