Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 18, Iss. 1, January, 2014, pp. 109-122
@2014 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences


The Fractal Clock: Using Chaos to Bridge the Art-Science Divide

R. Downing, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK
R. P. Taylor, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Abstract: By Interweaving the evolving thoughts of cover artist (RD) and physicist (RT), the creative journey that led to the artworks featured on this yearís journal covers is recorded. This process serves as a demonstration of how a shared interest in chaos and fractals leads to creations that reflect the artistic and scientific views of natureís structures. The resulting art works can be viewed as an emergent phenomenon at the art-science interface. The series of art works capture the visual evolution of this emergence - culminating in an intricate sculpture that induces the form of a Sierpinski Triangle in the observerís mind.

Keywords: chaos, creativity, fractals, perception