A "pair of eights" or "double infinity?" Or, as always, something else altogether? Only the beholder can say for sure.
The two images below are the first fractal creations I've done in 2013, though the base rendering was done very late last year.
In any case, this fractal form illustrated for me just how important the right background can be. I usually default to using a simple black background, tweaking the brightness, gamma, contrast, and color combinations of the fractal object itself to make it stand out on the black background. From time to time, I get more sophisticated with backgrounds, but I got lazy with the two fractal creations below. Plus, I didn't want to distract the eye from the fractal form/object itself, which is supposed to be the star of the show, so to speak.
The first version, below, was tweaked quite a bit to make it stand out on the black background.
I would have quit then, and moved on to other things, but I figured I'd try the rare white background just for hoots. And I found that there was significantly less tweaking needed. Well, at least to MY eye. :-)
Happy 2013 everyone!
May your year be filled with fractal magic!