Fearful Symmetry

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Published 2/1/2024

Fearful Symmetry stems from my long running love for fractal geometries. What fascinates me most about fractals is the variety of details they reveal at every scale — the infinite (mathematical) prospect of discovering new details is an awe-inspiring view of infinity. This inherent possibility, of looking out across a boundless fractal, transforms viewing the animation into a meditative encounter.

I arrived at this artistic interpretation after a series of experiments with raymarching rendering for 3D fractals, as defined by Signed Distance Function (SDF). These experiments, carried out with different formulas and parameters, were brought together in a single generative piece of code capable of generating ever new variants in my own attempt to approach the infinite.

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