Archive for August, 2011

A new image

I was hit by these figures the sea waves draw in the beautiful red sand of a Nova Scotia beach. This is a perfect illustration of “Chaos and Harmony”.

(see the interesting book of Trinh Xuan Thuan)

Nature has a tendency to structure things, while minimizing energy cost. A drop of chaos into the deterministic harmony leads to beautiful artifacts, comparable to artwork, like this one.

Hubert Reeves has also an interesting view of this. He gives his explanation of why the nature and artwork both give us the feeling of beauty.

He says that the artist works within a set of rules and while respecting those rules, makes infinite variations in this frame, and so does the nature.


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