RE: Fractals and Crop Circles???
Fractals - the patterns of chaos... discovering a new aesthetic of art,
science and nature by John Briggs
and By Nature's Design - text by Pat Murphy - an Exploratorium Book
These are two good resources - developed in the mid 1970's by Benoit
Mandelbrot - It is a geometry that can analyze, quantify nature's irregular
patterns (clouds, mountain peaks, fern leaves...)
Not every irregular shape is a fractal - it must be self - similar
check for Mandelbrot sets...Julia sets... Hilbert curve... Koch's snowflake
or island..... Cantor dust...
Serpinski's triangle -
Many of the images have appeared in Chinese woodcuts and Western art for
Quilter's Newsletter Magazine did an article on fractal quilts a couple of
years ago -