/ by Laura Kochman

Thus the nature of the fractal form is not static, but transformative. The term 'fractal object' implies an object that is fissuring infinitely; therefore, there is no possible 'final' or rested state for it to attain. Any image of a fractal object is an artificially arrested version of the real (though abstract) object, which is, of course, impossible to reproduce. Such an image is analogous to a photograph of a person: a body is never that still, but representing it as such can have its uses. This can be equally applied to language, with a word seen as the snapshot, the artificial stoppage of the ongoing motion of meaning. - Cole Swensen