Trifurcation

This ceramic sculpture is a fractal tree carried through five generations. With each iteration, the number of branches is tripled. The scaling factor from one generation to the next is the inverse of the square root of 3, approximately 0.577. As more and more branches are added, the top surface begins to display the classical fractal known as the Sierpinski triangle. The sculpture measures 17" in height.

Organic-looking ceramic sculpture based on a fractal tree Sierpinski triangle first view.

Organic-looking ceramic sculpture based on a fractal tree Sierpinski triangle, second view. Organic-looking ceramic sculpture based on a fractal tree Sierpinski triangle, third view.

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Copyright 2014 Robert Fathauer

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