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Fractal Art: Fleur d’Ellipse

In a blast from the past, we present the Fleur d’Ellipse, one of Doug McKenna’s fractal designs from the early 1980s! The design is based on heptagonal subdivisions, which he arranged elliptically and asymmetrically, and tiled based on the silver ratio. The print was drawn with a plotter, an old-school computer printer that drew with a pen.

Doug thinks the piece looks like a fern and Caitlin thinks looks like frost on a window. They don’t fight much about who’s correct, but that’s only because Doug knows, deep down, that his daughter is right.

Douglas sells Giclée prints of the Fleur d’Ellipse, if you’re so inclined. Just contact DMcK to ask about it!

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