Fractal Checker

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Checker, obviously. But why is it fractal?

The term fractal was used for the first time in 1975 by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. The field of fractal geometry is exceedingly complex, but for us non-mathematicians, a fractal is best understood as an object that possesses the same properties at any size. In other words, it has the same shape whether is it is large or small. However, having barely made it through undergraduate calculus, Julia prefers to think of the fractal as a metaphor for a design concept rather than even attempt to understand the actual math.

For this collection, Julia has designed five different size checker patterns - XSmall, Small, Medium, Large, and XLarge - which increase in size according to a set mathematical relationship. As the checker increases in size from XSmall to XLarge, the edge length of the checkers double and the area of the checkers (and the number of crystals that form them) quadruple.

Each size is also available in 19 color combinations for a total of 95 different pieces in this collection. These pieces can be combined in numerous ways to form installations as large and as colorful (or not) as your space requires. Since the possibilities really are endless, especially when figuring in custom color options, Julia would be happy to design an installation for you that uniquely suits your space constraints and color scheme.