Self-Similarity -- an exploration of the phenomena of iteration, or repetition, of patterns and form in varying scale. It represents the myriad connections and transitions of our experience -- spiraling ellipses of earthbound structures, and galaxies beyond.  Star clusters within star clusters. Branching patterns in the veined networks of leaves, plant stems, and blood vessels.

Crystals within crystals of snowflakes. Crystalline lattice in minerals.  Whorls within whorls in bodies of water,  fingerprints, and woodgrain. Lightning bolts. Profiles of mountain ranges, coastlines, kaleidoscopic partitioning, music composition,cadence, fractal geometry, and more.

The digital prints on canvas, and acrylic paintings, are interconnected with self-similar components -- the 

fused art glass creations based on the artworks, bridge all pieces. 

The new media video projected on the south wall, serves as art component and bond, linking the parts of the 

whole in a continuum of colour, form and design.  

Another video, displayed on a monitor, documents all process in the creation of this exhibition.

From grand scale, to the infinitesimally microscopic -- self-similarity is an endless source of inspiration and 


Thanks to the Manitoba Arts Council for their generous support.

~ Carmen Hathaway © 2011


Self-Similarity    Documentary  video:  Art process   September  2011


 I created this original art video as part of my solo exhibition Self-Similarity at the Portage & District Arts Centre, Portage la  Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, Sept.7- Oct.29, 2011. 

Scroll up above this videos section to  'Self-Similarity Originals'  & view the marvelous large scale of the video projection I designed for presentation in the gallery.  The projection wall is approx. 26 feet across by 14 feet high.