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Image of Ode to Barnsley (Single edition)

Ode to Barnsley (Single edition)

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The Barnsley fern is a fractal named after the British mathematician Michael Barnsley who first described it in 1988, in his book Fractals Everywhere. He made it to resemble the black spleenwort fern, Asplenium adiantum-nigrum. A fractal is a mathematically generated pattern that can be reproducible at any magnification or reduction. You can say that this fern is….smaller ferns, all the way down.

In most of the generated ferns I've seen, the final product is about the fern itself, and rarely about the man that invented it. So in this piece, I generated one of Barnsley’s ferns, but instead of drawing dots, as it’s customary, I drew a random letter from the word “Barnsley”, thus having both man and fern represented equally.

This is a single print, not a multi-edition.

⭑ 8.5 x 11" sized print

⭑ Limited edition of 1, signed and numbered

⭑ High-quality inks printed on acid-free, heavy matte card stock

⭑ Ships in clear protector with a rigid card backing

⭑ Please allow for 1 week for the item to be printed before it is sent off to ship.

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