Fractal art is digital art that captivates you with it's brilliant colors, intricate designs and perfect symmetry. This unique art form is great for Interior Design and home decor.

The Magic of Fractal Art

The first time I saw Fractal Art, I discovered it accidentally on Pinterest. I stopped in my tracks and was captivated with the brilliant colors, intricate designs and perfect symmetry. I searched for more and became more fascinated. I wanted to know how it was created.  Being an artist myself, I am always on the lookout for new art forms that inspire me!

I was surprised to find out that Fractal art is a form of computer or digital art developed in the 1980’s. It is algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects which create still and moving images.  In other words, it is abstract art created by math.   What? Doing math and art at the same time is not my idea of a good time, but I still wondered if there was a way to learn to make it without making my brain hurt!

I found there are a variety of computer programs out there that allow you to experiment with creating fractal art so started playing around. It takes a little bit of learning and experimenting, but this is what I found.

Creating fractal art is like traveling through a kaleidoscope that has no beginning or end.  When traveling, you find a place you want to stop and stay a while. While there,  you can manipulate the color, texture, light, shine, spectrum, hue and other elements around you until you have created the perfect place, and then you save it as an image. Sometimes I go a little too far playing with the elements and I ruin what I have made but can not go back. So I feel lucky when I can capture the perfect image. It is impossible to ever find that place again if I did want to replicate it…it would be like finding a single drop of water within the ocean. That is why each piece is one of a kind.

Here is an example of what I mean. Let’s go on a little journey together through the “kaleidoscope”.

 

Let’s say we found a good place to stop and stay awhile and want to play with some colors. Below I am modifying the spectrum and hues.

OK, now let’s play with some textures.

Working with fractal art is a little like meditation and color therapy mixed together. As a person that  loves color, I am in my happy place!

So what can you do with your fractal art when you are done? Here are a few examples from the design we were working with above.

In my next post, I will show you some designs I created to go with some of the new 2020 colors of the year, and how you can use them for your home décor.

Floreo Framed Art Print
Floreo Sling Chair
Flamenco Rectangular Pillow
Flamenco Credenza

In the meantime, check out my new Fractal Art Gallery! And, visit my Fractal Art for Interior Design page to see examples of some of my home décor products made with my Fractal Art Designs. Or visit my Artist Studio at Society 6 to see all my home decor products.

President's Day Sale! 40% OFF

Are you interested in trying some fractal art in your home! I have a big sale going on in in my Artist Studio at Society 6. Check it out!

2/15-2/19: Presidents Day Sale | Up to 40% Off Everything
Start: Saturday, 2/15/20 at 12:00AM PT
End: Wednesday, 2/19/20 at 11:59PM PT
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Fractal art is digital art that captivates you with it's brilliant colors, intricate designs and perfect symmetry. This unique art form is great for Interior Design and home decor.
Fractal art is digital art that captivates you with it's brilliant colors, intricate designs and perfect symmetry. This unique art form is great for Interior Design and home decor.
President's Day sale on Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design at Northernlightsstaging on Society6.
President's Day sale on Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design at Northernlightsstaging on Society6.
President's Day sale on Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design at Northernlightsstaging on Society6.
President's Day sale on Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design at Northernlightsstaging on Society6. Fractal art that goes with Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year Naval

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Mary Ann Benoit

President- Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Owner- Arctic Paradise Bed and Breakfast Artist- Stained Glass, Jewelry and Alcohol Ink Art Wildlife Biologist Director- Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company Director- Tavus Dance Company of Alaska Lover of music, art, dance and animals.

18 thoughts on “The Magic of Fractal Art”

    1. Thank you Janet!! I love working with it. It is like meditation and color therapy mixed together and the design possibilities are endless. Even though most of my designs are very colorful, it can be also be created using more neutral colors as well. Thanks for reading!

    1. Thanks for reading Claire! I discovered it myself last January and had to learn more, and it developed into another art form that I loved and from there a whole line of home decor products! You just never know where life will take you.

  1. Mary Ann: You are speaking my love language with this fractal art. I first learned of this in my work with the labyrinth and have been mesmerized by the patterns ever since, but I have never seen it so beautifully illustrated before. Your first video had me HOOKED.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

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