# Beyond beauty and meaning

Why is there such a gap between science and art when they stem from the same roots? Science tries to understand the world which is completely compromised of obvious beauty. Art tries to interprete the world which is fully compromised of hidden meaning. Both have got the same subject, the world, but viewed on from an different angle. Sciences objectivity is percieved too rigid as arts subjectivity is percieved too permissive to each other. Altough they even use similar approaches in order to achieve their goal.

Mathematical equations are metaphors and mathematical functions are patterns. Nevertheless metaphor and pattern are the hammer and chisel of the interpreting artist. A good example would be the fractal, a mathematical set which usually displays *interesting* patterns. Used first by B. Mandelbrot, a well-known mathematician, it has proven itself to be useful in many technologic areas such as electronics, medecine, geology or even neuroscience. And yet the fractal is source of many artistic interpretation: a famous example is Max Ernst using it trough his decalcomania technique. In this post it comes to the three-dimensional interpretation of these fractals as uncomplicated and straightforward way letting the pictures cast their spell on you.

Created by an Italian architect using the fractal flame generator Apophysis, Chiara Biancheri managed to achieve an quintessential interpretation of fractal art. The following fractal show their mathematical purity as well as their *lifefull* complexity. It should at least be understood as a metaphor for life (the world as a such) as a whole and how we interact with it either trough a scientific objective approach or artistic subjective approach.