A turquoise spiral pattern somewhat creating the appearance of the inside of a conch shell. This Fractal was created from the Mandelbrot set. A fractal is a geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry. Fractal art is a form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculations as images. The term fractal is derived from the Latin word fractus meaning "broken", "uneven", or "fractured".