The Peace Sign Fractal: What is it and why?

The "Peace Sign Fractal" was created by Anthony Joseph DeLuca

     If you've ever seen a mandala or fractal, you may be familiar with patterns and symmetry. There are many amazing illustrations of different fractals that date back in time, all throughout human history. Some of the infamous examples include images we see in our modern culture, such as the "Star of David" and the "Flower of Life" which has been increasingly popular as of late.

     Behind the image there is an idea, a reason for being documented and speculated upon throughout history. Supposedly the key to unlocking infinite sources of energy, the fractal shows itself phenomenally in nature, and the peace sign, although man made is still an aspect of nature.

     Another reason fractal images draw a heavy amount of interest is that they can go on repeating the same pattern without losing their shape, seemingly growing in number the same pattern emerges along with many different points of view, all representing the same pattern. The idea of an image being able to recreate itself infinitely has led on the concept that all things are self replicating. It's truly a fun thing to research.

     The Peace Sign Fractal is a composition of these speculative ideas, with a twist of good intentions. The Peace Sign itself gained popularity in America in the 1960's and 70's, as a symbol for peace, even though it is speculated to have been closely related to alternative and disputable purpose. 

     I see the Peace Sign Fractal as a symbolic, being that we are all connected, inviting peace into our collective experience. It has been said that the original author of the Peace Sign, Gerald Herbert Holtom, wanted the arms to bear upwards. In the fractal peace sign the arms can be positioned upright or downward based upon ones subjective view, and it would not change the fact that we all hold it together.