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Raw Style

May 26, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

airbulb15.zar A classic fractal program like Tierazon (1997), which is what I used to make these images with, could be looked down upon these days for its lack of layering and user modifications. But I’ve always preferred to use programs like this because they often have a raw, untamed style to them. If you look […]

Demography

May 17, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Demography starts with counting, but it ends with wild tales. Listen. Let me tell you about the houses. They all look the same, but something is different. Two houses cannot occupy the same place and thus begins, in a small way, the difference – the tales. One man leaves his house and travels all over […]

Crash Scene

May 15, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

If I had a dream and I saw a man punching little holes in the sky and each little piece that came out and fell to the ground was a transistor, then I’d say that’s how it happened. And if that dream ended with a man standing before a mountain of garbage yelling, “Give me […]

Long Twisted Tale of Titles

May 07, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I see something I think I’ve renamed my blog about 10 times over the past two weeks. It started, two and a half years ago, as Fractal Beanstalk; the idea being that fractals, a type of Generative Art, start from tiny seed-like formulas and grow into enormous things that one can explore. But fractals are […]

Gravel Writing

May 06, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I’ve noticed that the difference between replicas and the real, historical objects they are meant to represent is the lack of imperfections. Real things, like dinosaur fossils or castles or even little things like roman clay oil lamps, are almost always either incomplete or broken. When people take photos of disasters or photograph a chance […]

Gravelcloud

Apr 30, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

If you’ve been following my blog (there must be a few…) you will have noticed that I’ve not just redone the page design but also renamed the blog. The new name, Art From New Places, is actually the name I used for my 2nd attempt at blogging, this attempt being the 3rd. My first attempt […]

Memorywall

Apr 26, 2008 - Fyre - 0 Comments - Standard

It is possible, if one peels back enough layers, to find the memory of the wall; how the wall once appeared in the human mind. It is almost always quite different than the wall you think you are looking at today. It’s darker, a little dim to see — and quieter. All other layers contain […]

Geomo de la Fyre

Apr 21, 2008 - Fyre - 0 Comments - Standard

Fyre embedded parameter file Lately I’ve begun to seriously question whether using the term, “abstract” to describe any piece of artwork can be realistically used. I think the term abstract is itself an abstraction and is hopelessly inseparable from the world of realistic forms and imagery. I think abstract is another way of depicting reality, […]

The Inner Workings of Walls

Apr 18, 2008 - Fyre - 0 Comments - Standard

Fyre 1.0.1 embedded parameter file Most have never looked beneath the surface of a wall, or even considered doing such a thing. A wall is not seen as an object of substance, and therefore not thought of as having depth, or in this case — inner workings. What walls do, cannot be explained merely on […]

The Arabian Nights

Apr 14, 2008 - Fractals - 0 Comments - Standard

Sterli18.loo Just like fractals, there is a special allure to the stories of The Arabian Nights. And also like fractals, I think that special quality that makes them attractive comes from their unique origin: fractals springing from a strange new area of mathematics; and The Arabian Nights, from the Middle East. I’m not even a […]