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Art, Academics and Therapeutic Approach

We recently had a student project that combined three of the most important things we do here at Eva Carlston. Art, academics, and our therapeutic approach aligned to make something incredibly beautiful. Below is part of their project.

Fractal: a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.

fractal art academia and therapeutic approach at eva carlston academy

“When my math teacher told me to “explore infinity,” I was seriously terrified.  I started with an essay and decided that was too boring for me.  Then I tried to draw fractals and that didn’t work at all.  So, I decided that I would make origami flowers and turn them into an almost-fractal.  It took me a few months of frustration and about 2 paper cuts.  When I finished, I got bored.  I talked to my teacher about making a fractal booklet which ended up as a bunch of paper in the recycling bin.  So, naturally, I wrote a love song about fractals.  I really like infinity now it is infinitely less daunting to me.”

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