Vienna’s Fractal Magic
Images created by digital artist Jacqui Forster
“Symmetry the language of Nature”
I love creating fractals, they reflect the natural surroundings of where I live. They reflect my moods and emotions, they are an important part of my life as an artist. Fractals are all around us, in every tree, cloud, sunflower, snowflake, even buildings (think of the Gherkin in London). The deeper one looks into a fractal the more complicated it becomes, they are infinately beautiful.
I use UltraFractal as my main program, with postwork, when required in Photoshop. I try to keep the postwork as minimal as possible to keep the fractals as pure as possible.
On occasions I use other art work with my fractal designs, all other art work is created by my self, either as a photograph or digitally created in Photoshop.
The other program I use is called Apophysis, the images from this program are generally refered to as flames. As with the UltraFractal images the flames are rendered into Photoshop for postwork. I find flames generally need more postwork than fractals, but this is only my personal preference.
My heartfelt thanks to Beniot Mandelbrot, the man who discovered fractals and to the many people involved with creating the programs I use to create such beautiful forms. They are the smart ones, they do the maths! I am just an artist with a passion for pattern, symmetry and beauty, with a lifelong interest in geometry and numbers.
I have recently taken up photography, which I enjoy and I have included some of my photographic images on the site. I love going out walking with my husband Dave and Oscar the Wonderdog. We live in Swanage, Dorset, England, a more beautiful place to live one could not ask for.