The Fractal Geometry of Life

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2018-01-01
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Zhang, Ling
Zhang, Ling
An, Su
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The goal of this design project was to bridge the intentions of mathematical theory and wearable art design by experimenting with the mergence of fractal art theory and the aesthetic of the artwork of Piet Mondrian to create an interesting, complex, and aesthetically pleasing visual form of wearable art. The garment patterns were created using Lectra Modaris and exported into DXF format for motif arrangement in Adobe Illustrator. The designers utilized laser cutting technology to represent the effects of the fractal geometric art and the concept from Mondrian’s painting. The primary colors inspired by the Mondrian’s painting were filled in a particular block on the dress using round glass seed beads. This wearable art design contributes an innovative design process that relies on computer software to give rise to the chaos and regularity, the fractal dimension and infinity, which is analogous to the fractal art design process.

Keywords: Fractal art, golden ratio, laser cutting, hand beading

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