The tree on the left is a good example – zoom in to any level of branches and you see the pattern repeated. Nature is full of fractals, such as trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, leaves, seashells, snowflakes and hurricanes. I love fractals in nature for their inherent visual beauty, but I recently discovered that I can create my own fractals using TetraMap®.
For every layer or level at which we break things down into the 4 Elements, each one can then be broken down further into 4 Elemental aspects and so on and so on – potentially forever, if we had enough time and enough paper!
I began to illustrate this by creating a TetraMap fractal for a team, but the limitations of space and the fact that it becomes too small to see/read when trying to fit it on to one page of a MS Word document, prevented me from breaking down each point on level 2 into four Elemental points at level 3, however if you can get the gist of it by clicking here. Of course it’s nowhere near as pretty or delicious as a Romanesco but I had fun doing it, and my plan is to create one by hand on giant paper so that I can complete level 3 just as soon as I can make time to do it – I’ll post a picture when its complete, so watch this space for more news.
In the meantime - be inspired by the beautiful examples of fractals in nature.
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