The Method Behind the Maddness Creating your own Pollock Introduction Jackson Pollock is best known for his works that tie into Fractal Expressionism After his paintings were analyzed using the box counting method, it was discovered that his paintings were loosely Fractal
Creating your own Pollock
WHAT IS A FRACTAL?
A fractal is an object that displays self-similarity at various scales. In other words, if we zoom in any portion of a fractal object, we will notice the smaller section is actually a scaled-down version of the big one.
Though orbit Fractal generation differ from the traditional fractal generation, it is still fractal by the nature because of iteration process of the same functions. The principal idea of these fractals is the process of tracing out orbits of some function. In this case an initial seed point is chosen instead of an initial shape or line. This seed is then fed into a formula which returns a new point. The new point is plotted and then it is fed into the formula. This process can continue indefinitely or for a user specified number of points.
When these points are plotted we find that they converge onto an attractor. This attractor is the fractal itself. The formulas used are of the form:
newX := a[k]*x + b[k]*y + e[k]
newY := c[k]*x + d[k]*y + f[k]
where k is the specific formula.