Fractal Forms by Greg Johns

Fractal Forms

 

In the late seventies I began to use a Y shape as the underlying building block for some of my sculptures. This was a long time before the term fractal appeared in common language as a building block to explain the organic growth patterns of rivers, trees, the arterial system of the human body and many other organic systems. I derived the shape as a symbol reflective of a male and female unity. As such I felt it had potency as a basic building block to build complex forms. It also suggests that beneath what can be seen there may be an underlying pattern which points to everything being interconnected. In this area contemporary Physics, the Arts and the older Perennial Philosophies have begun to share common ground. A wealth of figurative and abstract forms have unfolded from the use of they shape.

"Fractal Mandala"
"Fractal Mandala"

"Fractal Mandala" 2001 Cor-Ten Steel. 500cm height. Collection Riverbank South Australia

"The Dance Continues"
"The Dance Continues"

"The Dance Continues" 1987-1988, Cor-Ten Steel. 850 x 850 x 950 cm. Collection Macquarie University NSW.

"Woven-Interwoven ..."
"Woven-Interwoven ..."

"Woven-Interwoven (Beyond the Flatlanders)" 2009. Mild Steel. 60 x 150 x 86cm (HxWxD). Artist’s collection.

"Excavator"
"Excavator"

"Excavator" 2006. Cor-Ten Steel. 250 x 100 x 53cm (HxWxD). Artist’s collection.

"Fractal Figure"
"Fractal Figure"

"Fractal Figure" 2005. Mild Steel. 120 x 22 x 22cm (HxWxD). Private collection Australia.

"Pattern-patterns"
"Pattern-patterns"

"Pattern-patterns" 2011. Cor-Ten Steel. 150cm (height). Private collection Australia.

"At the Centre (There is Nothing)"
"At the Centre (There is Nothing)"

"At the Centre (There is Nothing)" 2012. Cor-Ten Steel. 350 x 350 x 160cm (HxWxD). Private collection Sydney Harbour.

"At the Centre (There is Nothing)"
"At the Centre (There is Nothing)"

"At the Centre (There is Nothing)" 2012. Cor-Ten Steel. 350 x 350 x 160cm (HxWxD). Collection McClelland Museum, Victoria.

"Fractal Figure"
"Fractal Figure"

Title: "Fractal Figure" 2010 Cor-Ten Steel. 600 cm tall. Collection of the artist.

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