This Is What Happens When A Physicist Discovers His Love For Art


English laser physicist and web developer Tom Beddard discovered a unique way to create art. He produces a number of intriguing geometric forms dubbed Faberge Fractals, which consist of brilliant, intricate design patterns. The English artist uses a formulaic method to create his digitally-rendered three-dimensional models.

“I have a fascination with the aesthetics of detail and complexity that can arise from simple mathematical processes and a technical curiosity to implement them.“

“My creative process is to write software tools that let me visually explore generative processes in an interactive manner. The best outcomes are often the least expected!”

“The 3D fractals are generated by iterative formulas whereby the output of one iteration forms the input for the next. The formulas effectively fold, scale, rotate or flip space. They are truly fractal in the fact that more and more detail can be revealed the closer to the surface you travel.”

“The fascinating aspect is where combinations of parameters can combine to create structural ‘resonances’ of extraordinary detail and beauty—sometimes naturally organic and other times perfectly geometric. But then like a chaotic system it can completely disappear with the smallest perturbation.”

In 2011 Tom also created video called “A journey into a Fabergé inspired world.”


And another video – a myriad of details in an evolving fractal landscape.



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