Jahne Meyer
Jahne Meyer

Blue Mountains NSW , Australia

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Medium

Oil Mixed Charcoal. The charcoal has an oil component that allows for smooth laying of the charcoal, a rich matt black look without the smudging.

Description

I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains in Australia surrounded by natural wildlife. I can't help but want to capture my surrounds in all there tangled, textured glory. These Banksias are drawn from my favourite walking spot near where I live. I admit I jump the fence and walk amongst the bush scrub.

My background is in mathematics where I researched a particular mathematical geometry called 'fractal geometry'. Fractal geometry is different to your everyday geometry in the sense that fractals have a self similar property to them. They are self similar at every level of magnification meaning if you focus into any small part of the fractal, it will look still look like the overall shape. Fractal geometry exists in nature. An example is a fern, where each frond of the fern is the same shape as the overall fern. However we can also generate and design abstract fractals. One way fractals can be constructed is by starting with basic shape, and then repeating a set of specific mathematical equations to it that might shrink, rotate, stretch, etc. the shape. These equations are repeated over and over again to create the fractal. This piece is from my latest exhibition, where fractals in various stages of their construction, overlay flora and fauna from the natural world.

The fractal featured in this piece is the Koch Square Fractal.

This piece if oil mixed charcoal on paper and framed in a matted white timber frame. Back has D rings and hanging wire attached

Dimensions:
Image: 41cm x 29cm
Frame: 66cm x 49cm

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