systems. Chaos is, for many, a worst possible outcome, and fractals show beauty in repetition.
“It creates something that looks like something in nature, like a leaf or a tree or something like that,” he said. “And you sort of get the feeling that a lot of our existence is based on math.”
When you look at Ortolano’s manipulations, you see more than an interesting abstract design. You recognize figures you’ve seen before — shapes you recognize.
And maybe you also see a man sitting for hours at his computer, making structures and forms that weren’t there before, for no real reason other than just to do it.
Jewelry by Barbara Hurka.
Jewelry made by Hurka.
The gallery features digital manipulations — fractals — by artist Ortolano.
“Urban Scene Going Green” by Ortolano.
“Puffy Sprials” by Ortolano.
“I Sea Things” by Ortolano. Printed on aluminum.