Tag: patterns

Sep 11, 2012

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Paul Bourke is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Director at iVEC, an organization dedicated to providing supercomputing capacity and eResearch services to Western Australian researchers. Since October 2010, Bourke has been documenting fractal patterns in nature as found on Google Earth. On his site, he…

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Apr 29, 2012

Unbelievable Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamamoto

Unbelievable Salt Sculptures by Motoi Yamamoto

Artwork by MOTOI YAMAMOTO Born in 1966 in Hiroshima, Japan, artist and sculptor Motoi Yamamoto used salt to bring his artistic vision to life. His colossal works can take weeks to complete, and the intricacy and sheer scale requires incredible patience and a slow, steady hand. When asked why he uses salt, Yamamoto…

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Mar 25, 2012

The Incredible Beach Art of Andres Amador

The Incredible Beach Art of Andres Amador

Artwork and Photography by Andres Amador @ AndresAmadorArts.com San Francisco native Andres Amador is an artist that specializes in temporary land art on sandy beaches. Armed with several different sized rakes and his imagination, Andres typically spends a few hours on each piece. He first sketches the pattern before doing any work on the…

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Mar 10, 2012

Lichtenberg Figures: The Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars

Lichtenberg Figures: The Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars

Being struck by lightning is a dangerous and scary experience and can even be fatal. Sometimes, the electrical discharge can leave a tattoo-like marking or scar known as a Lichtenberg figure. The patterns created are known to be examples of fractals. Lichtenberg figures are branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or…

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Mar 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Fractal Tiger

Picture of the Day: The Fractal Tiger

THE FRACTAL TIGER Artwork and Photography by Till Walley on Flickr This effect is achieved using a Photoshop plugin called Fractalius. It is based on the extraction of the so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. The awesome example above was done by Flickr user Till Walley. It is reminiscent of another…

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Feb 8, 2012

The Colossal Land Art of Jim Denevan [30 pics]

The Colossal Land Art of Jim Denevan [30 pics]

Photograph via JIM DENEVAN @ JIMDENEVAN.COM Artist, surfer, chef; Jim Denevan is a man of many talents. The 50-year-old is best known for his colossal temporary land art, using natural materials to create massive scale drawings on earth, sand and ice. His sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape are the…

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