KINGMAN - The first thing you see when you step into David Jenkins' studio is a quote by seminal science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke taped to the door: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
That phrase could hardly be a better descriptor for what Jenkins, a retired design engineer, has been doing for the past 17 years. Jenkins is a digital artist who works in the medium of fractals - digital representations of infinitely complex mathematical functions, which he is able to manipulate into beautiful abstract images and landscapes.
Even if you've never heard of fractals, you've seen one every time you've ever looked at a fern, a snowflake or a lightning bolt. At their most basic, fractals are irregular shapes that are self-similar and infinitely complex - no matter how much you zoom in, the image never gets any less complex, it just keeps repeating the same shapes and patterns.
"Arthur Clarke said it best," Jenkins said....