Sunday, July 1, 2012

Recursive Circle Inversions

I played around with recursive circle inversions this weekend.  A circle inversion is like a reflection in a mirror, except the mirror is curved.  I start out with a small set of tangent circles, then repeatedly reflect all the circles in each other.  The fractal results can be pretty dramatic...

Lots of {3,infinity} hyperbolic tessellations floating around!

If you like these images, I highly recommend the book Indra's Pearls.