GALLERY

Cecil Whig - - JUMPS­TART -

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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE AN­TOSHAK

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.

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