I am constantly amazed by the magnificence of nature from both an aesthetic and functional point of view. Early on, I used a camera to look at objects and scenes of nature from different points of views in order to reveal their beauty that is often hidden from the normal view. I was first exposed to Fractals in the course of my scientific works in the mid-80s, but it is only more recently around 2003 that I became fascinated by the endless possibilities that Fractal Art can offer. The creation of a Fractal image starts with the graphical representation of a mathematical function, but ends up as a unique and beautiful artistic creation. The choices and possibilities are totally endless, starting with an almost infinite choice of mathematical functions, a boundless choice of scaling or zooming representation, and equally infinite possibilities of coloring algorithms. I am always amazed how I can start with a relatively simple mathematical graph and end up with a totally new, original and beautiful picture!
Frederic Durville joined Fine Art America on February 24th, 2008.