Zoom in or zoom out, and you will find within a fractal the same simple but irregular shape replicate itself in complex patterns. While these often resemble structures in the world around us—a nautilus shell, a snowflake, a spider’s web—nature has its limits. But the fractals devised from mathematical formulas are infinite, both outwardly and inwardly. Fractal geometry creates a space where repetition is beauty, where math is art, and where perfection is possible.
For nearly twenty years Seattle artist Doug Harrington has been making digital fractals that seem tie-dyed, faceted, or kaleidoscopic. He produces these diverse and vibrant images digitally and in fine art prints. Each piece, based on an original formula, is unique.
These black-and-white versions of Harrington’s original fractals present a special opportunity to study their form. Find the repetition and reveal the pattern as you color—it may not be what it seems at first glance. And if you need assistance, the original artworks are printed on the inside of this coloring book’s covers.
Includes 50 images of Doug Harrington’s original fractals