Fractals: Devotion

Fractals: Devotion


Egg Tempera and Gilding (metal leaf) on Wood – 33 x 33cm  – December 2012

Fractal geometry as “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole”. (Mandelbrot, Benoit B. 1983. The Fractal Geometry of Nature. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York)

In Devotion fractal geometry was used as a reference for making images that refer to spirituality through signs and symbols.

“icon paintings was also “suprematist” in its concern to the absolute rather than the circumstantial, with space and time beyond the immediate, with things beyond the visible. The icon is a sign, not a representation: its figurative elements are conventional significations rather that portraits of an earthly being, and its space is a cosmic, two-dimensional, unchanging gold, a sign for an infinite spiritual reality that cannot be pictured”. (Gooding, M. 2001. Abstract Art. Movements in Modern Art. London: Tate Publishing: 18)



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