The Fractal Clock: Using Chaos to Bridge the Art-Science Divide

Richard Downing, Richard Taylor

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By Interweaving the evolving thoughts of cover artist (RD) and physicist (RT), the creative journey that led to the artworks featured on this year’s journal covers is recorded. This process serves as a demonstration of how a shared interest in chaos and fractals leads to creations that reflect the artistic and scientific views of nature’s structures. The resulting art works can be viewed as an emergent phenomenon at the art-science interface. The series of art works capture the visual evolution of this emergence - culminating in an intricate sculpture that induces the form of a Sierpinski Triangle in the observer’s mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-122
Number of pages8
JournalNonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • chaos
  • creativity
  • fractals
  • perception


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