Early Experiments With Lasers and Fractals

I can never decide if this looks better this way or flipped vertically.

I can never decide if this looks better this way or flipped vertically.

Hex Frames of various sizes.

Hex Frames of various sizes.

A six-piece design that came together better than expected.

A six-piece design that came together better than expected.

For a while I was fascinated by the idea of tileable shapes, and this is the sort of thing I was working toward.

For a while I was fascinated by the idea of tileable shapes, and this is the sort of thing I was working toward.

This is the same fractal rendered with two different color palettes.

This is the same fractal rendered with two different color palettes.

I often think back about the long, frustrating process that preceded this piece. Now, I could put it together pretty quickly, but I had to do a lot of on-the-spot learning to figure out those overlapped circles.

I often think back about the long, frustrating process that preceded this piece. Now, I could put it together pretty quickly, but I had to do a lot of on-the-spot learning to figure out those overlapped circles.

One of the strangest aspects of 2020 was the addition of a laser engraver to the studio. My sister, the Faezer Rae, makes pretty cool signs and boxes and custom orders with it. I've been lucky to experiment with it, learning to combine my fractal art with vector-based cut files. This collection shows off a lot of my early successes.