A fractal is a natural phenomenon, structure or a mathematical set with strange properties - it is self-similar and rough at every scale. Known from the 18th century in the world of mathematics these strange structures are called "monsters", because of their nature, defying the conventional methods of analysis at the time. So conceptually simple and yet that boundless, gradually fractals start to reveal their secrets. With the introduction of the computing machines fractals began to take shape, until one conclusion became undeniable - the nature itself is fractal.
"Math Monsters" is a project by Hristo Petrov, Venera Smilenova and Zapryanka Vasileva. Its goal is to familiarize the general public with the raw beauty of some of the most famous fractals. The exhibition consists of two parts:
- minimalist posters, presenting "the monsters" themselves in extreme detail, computer rendered with great precision;
- hand-made illustrations of fractals, adding "human touch" to the strict mathematical definitions and returning them to their nature self.
This is the first of a series of projects, with which the authors will try to connect science (mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry...) with art.
"Beautiful, damn hard, increasingly useful. That's fractals." Benoit Mandelbrot