Human Web


Human lives and relationships are strange and complex things, and the Mandelbrot set seems to capture the essence of strangeness and complexity as few mathematical forms can. "The Human Web" juxtaposes a web of human figures with the Mandelbrot set in order to symbolize the complexity and beauty of our human relationships.

The underlying Mandelbrot image was created with Xaos, the human figures created with Poser and arranged into a web using Photoshop. This web was then transformed using MathMap and GIMP, and the various layers were reassembled in Photoshop.

This work was shown at Bridges 2011, in Coimbra, Portugal, and was created in tribute to the late Benoit Mandelbrot.