Fabergé Fractals

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 10 2013 @ 8:42am


series by artist and former physicist Tom Beddard:

Like an ornate Fabergé egg, Beddard’s creations boast brilliant and intricate design patterns. The English artist uses a formulaic method to create his digitally rendered three-dimensional models.

Beddard explains: “The 3D fractals are generated by iterative formulas whereby the output of one iteration forms the input for the next. The formulas effectively fold, scale, rotate or flip space. They are truly fractal in the fact that more and more detail can be revealed the closer to the surface you travel. The fascinating aspect is where combinations of parameters can combine to create structural ‘resonances’ of extraordinary detail and beauty—sometimes naturally organic and other times perfectly geometric. But then like a chaotic system it can completely disappear with the smallest perturbation.”

For more of Beddard’s work, see here.  Below the jump, a video visualization by Beddard:

(Image: courtesy Tom Beddard, subBlue)