“By drawing a fractal, we draw a part of ourselves, a part of a larger wholeness. Such a drawing is like a piece of life that shows our story from birth to today. Each field represents an area, so by drawing a fractal we can make an autoportrait of our soul.”
What is a fractal?
A fractal is a fragmented geometric shape (fractus in Latin means broken into pieces), which can be divided into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced copy of the original. The basic property of fractals is self-similarity, which means that each smaller part is exactly the same in shape as any larger part, as well as the entire object. Fractals can be magnified infinitely, with each new magnification showing some details that were not visible before the magnification, and the amount of newly discovered detail is always about the same.
Many objects in nature do not consist of simple geometric shapes (rectangles, triangles) but of fractals. The most beautiful examples of fractals in nature are ferns, ammonites, and certain trees and shrubs, as well as snowflakes, clouds, mountain ranges, lightning strikes, and so on.
The founder of fractal geometry is the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who wrote the book Fractal Geometry of Nature, in which he described examples of fractals in nature, from the intertwining of veins in the human body to the geometric shapes of plants, animals, lightning paths in the sky.
When we delve into fractals, we realize that Mother Nature is one of the most precise and miraculous creators of fractals, and that the structure of our universe is fractal. It follows that the world is fractal, the human body is also fractal, as are our brains, each of our cells, and also our soul.
Fractal drawing method
The fractal drawing method is one of the therapeutic methods of helping with art. The author of the method is Tanzilija Polujahtova, a pedagogue, clinical psychologist and family therapist who comes from Russia. The method was created on the basis of her research on how to more accurately express the inner state of an individual. It was first presented at seminars in 1991 in Russia and has spread to other parts of the world to this day. The author was looking for a technique that would allow obtaining objective answers in the psychological analysis of people without verbal communication and in a more creative way. In therapeutic conversations, it often happens that the client adjusts his answers or predicts which answer would be most appropriate. Fractal drawing, however, excludes the possibility of conscious answers and thus shows a more realistic picture of a person’s inner state.
By drawing a fractal, we draw a part of ourselves, a part of a larger whole. Such a drawing is like a piece of life showing our story from birth to the present day. Each field represents an area, so we can create a self-portrait of the soul by drawing a fractal.
With a fractal drawing we reveal ourselves, our subconscious, our inner world, the sum of all past experiences, problems, illnesses, sorrows and joys. With it, we discover the essence of our personality, the spectrum of our possibilities, strengths and weaknesses. It allows us to see ourselves, our current real state, and gradually change it into what we want to become.
How to make fractal art and why try it?
The fractal drawing method is based on drawing a spontaneous drawing made of lines and colors. A fractal drawing is easy to draw as it can be drawn by anyone who can hold a pencil in his hand, no artistic talent is required for this. First, an initial fractal drawing is made according to certain rules, on the basis of which an analysis of the current state is discussed, followed by the correction of the internal state by making correction fractals.
Positive effects of drawing fractal drawings:
- Improving your inner state
- Development of mental functions
- Development of cognitive functions
- Improving memory, focus
- Strengthening self-confidence
- Balance of emotional state
- Development of creativity and intellectual potential
- Increasing self-love
- The effect of meditation
- Improving health
- Reduction of stress, anxiety, depression
One-month Soul Portrait program
Join us on a short journey through the portrait of your soul. At the beginning, you will draw a drawing of your current state, and through 5 correction drawings, you will bring your current state closer to your ideal state, a state that is in line with your soul, higher self, your true nature or whatever you call it. In the end, you will create the last, final artistic fractal with a clear intention for the future.
- Throughout the process, you will make 7-8 drawings on A4 paper.
- You will learn how to transform your mental patterns through drawing.
- You will learn which colours support different areas of your life and how to use them.
- You will feel the positive effects of the fractal drawing method such as well-being, relaxation, connection with yourself, inner strength, development of creativity, improved focus, clear mind and we could list more.
* No prior artistic / drawing knowledge required. The method is simple and can be performed by anyone. By participating in this workshop, you undertake to dedicate 1 hour every day to yourself for 1 month.
* The workshop takes place online (zoom, videos, etc.).