“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.”
12 March 2021 — Imagine if you could go back in time and buy the first sketches of the Mandelbrot set or Sierpiński triangle from the mathematicians that discovered them. You would possess an exceedingly rare treasure.
Unlike conventional forms of art or music, a mathematical equation or geometry is an immutable truth—a one-of-a-kind property of Nature. To own a piece of that discovery is to possess a piece of the universe itself.
Today, I am be releasing a limited series of digital artworks (NFTs) like the one shown here, based on the fractals I have discovered. This fractal, derived from the golden ratio ϕ, is both profoundly beautiful and filled with significant mathematical properties, having been used to solve several problems in number theory related to the golden ratio, phinary number system, and Fibonacci words. You can read more about it in the original published paper, here, or in my Medium article on the story behind its discovery “How I Discovered a Fractal… and a Bizarre New World.”
This is your chance to get a rare piece of history, and I’m excited to share it with you!
To add to its historic value, this is likely the first mathematical discovery ever sold as an NFT but will surely not be the last. The fractal also features the iconic Ethereum cryptocurrency logo of the octahedron—a popular icon in many NFTs today.
If you’re new to the world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), they are digital assets with exceptional collector value, retaining ownership rights permanently on the blockchain. They’ve become a serious commodity, with rare pieces raking in millions of dollars in just the past few months alone. As the market is so new, many of these early works are becoming especially valuable, and the resale market has been buzzing with activity. Definitely an exciting time for art collection.
The sale of these works will take place on Foundation and OpenSea and all items must be purchased with the Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrency. Don’t miss out, friends!
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Scott Tezlaf is an American mathematician, artist, and musician based out of Austria.