by Noah Haalilio Solomon

“Chaos refers to a kind of constrained randomness.  Wherever a chaotic process has shaped an environment, a fractal structure is left behind.”

(Although Iʻve never actually looked) Tom Beddard is the first person Iʻve found on the internet that shares an interest in fractals.  Since not being able to avoid wanting to know all about sacred geometry and divine proportions, I find it comforting to know of others with alike curiosities.

Granted, Beddard has formally studied this, so his expertise unwittingly dwarfs my wide-eyed fascination about the omni-repetition of patterns, as if by ratios endemic to themselves.  Here, he shares fractal renders that I am guessing he made using this web-based, user-friendly, interactive Fractal Lab.

Yes, the images are confusing to me, too.  Are they half-eaten fruit?  Decaying organs?  Origami sculptures?  Petrified wood ornaments?  In any case, letʻs be excited about anything that grids itself out algorithmically, as if God himself gave it permission to exist in such a way.

Precociously, if you will.

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