I’m working on this new thing. It started out as a sketch on graph paper in RL. Then I turned it into a 3 foot by 3 foot painting:
Original Spiral Fractal painting in RL
Then I rendered it in prims in SL in 2D.
Then I turned it into 3D in SL.
Soror Nishi asks if I could put some steps up to the fractal.
At the suggestion of Desdemona Enfield, I knocked out some of the cubes and this is the result:
We put those cubes back in and it starts to look like a twisted Mondrian painting:
Copyright © Wizard Gynoid 2009
I asked Xenophile Neurocam if he knew anything about this fractal. Because it’s definitely not the Golden Spiral. It’s not derived from a Golden Rectangle and it doesn’t encode the Golden Ratio or the Fibonacci Series.
My good friend Xeno is so smart. He said look into something called the “Pythagoras Tree.”
Bingo! Discovered by Albert E. Bosman (1891-1961), a dutch mathematics teacher, in 1942.
This version is different from all other variations I’ve seen of the Pythagoras Tree, so I’m calling it an “Electrum Spiral” because it’s definitely not the Golden Spiral. Electrum is an alchemical mixture of Gold and Silver and the other five classical metals.
You can see it at my new parcel on the Caerleon Art Collective sim, courtesy of Georg Janick: