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De la Huerta

May 07, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Spanish isn’t one of my strong points, but I think it means from the Huerta. Huerta being the orange orchards (or something very similar) that were started by the Moors in parts of Spain and have continued on (I think) to this day. Actually, all I know is what I saw while looking out the […]

A Series of Radishes

Apr 29, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I’ve always liked the collection or series genre. A series of four pictures contains an extra, fifth thing. The mystery of animation is that there is actually no movement, just a series of still images. Movement is the collective quality of the individual images which disappears when they are separated. Collection, or association, creates a […]

Terraform – The Digital Side of the Moon

Apr 25, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

My latest digital place to hang out began with installing Ubuntu Linux on my zippy new computer. It was a big step for me because my new computer has Windows Xp on it, and although I have a valid license, I bought the computer used and in the event I ever had to reinstall Windows […]

Beautiful Empty Image

Apr 22, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I think one’s mind needs time to grow before they can relate to some of the higher aims of art. Lately I’ve been sensing the emptiness of simply “nice” looking fractal images. It’s strange because I’ve always liked the pretty, eye-candy fractals and found that sub-genre quite inspiring. My recent return to using Xaos in […]

Star of Arabia

Apr 16, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

log(1/z)*(c^3) (Parameter file: bulb30.ink) This is actually the original image made in Inkblot Kaos with only a few minor alterations like: resize (anti-alias 4:1) with lanzcos; rotate right 90 degrees; sharpen (enhance detail -Xnview). Cosmetic post-processing as opposed to Burn Ward post-processing. India Ink.8bf with queen merge or blend (add, subtract, difference…) mode; Ostromoukhov pattern. […]

Strange New Fruit

Apr 13, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I remember talking to a guy who had lived in a remote part of the Phillippines. Where he was there were no roads and to get to the nearest store or settlement he would go by horse or walk. This area he lived in was around a large lake where the one of the largest […]

Icon

Apr 09, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I’ve always been intrigued by Greek religious icons. Growing up and living in a predominantly Protestant and Catholic environment, I found the concept of revelation expressed in pictures to be one of the most interesting aspects of the Greek Orthodox “distro” (to use a Linux term) of Christianity. I haven’t done much reading about it, […]

The Gold Mirage

Apr 01, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Sometimes the past fails us, and we have to write our own ancient legends. The 8th voyage of Sindbad, and other things that were probably imagined, but never recorded. How many books could be filled with the things that are unwritten? Ideas come and go. Swirling, returning. Maybe a story has to be told several […]

I am become Klimt!

Mar 25, 2007 - Photoshop Filters - 0 Comments - Standard

When Robert Oppenheimer witnessed the first nuclear explosion, a project which he personally managed, he apparently said, “I am become Death, the destoyer of worlds”. When I first tried out this photoshop filter, I said, along the same lines, “I am become Klimt”. I didn’t say it out loud, just like Oppenheimer, I suppose, didn’t […]

Little Images

Mar 19, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

There are the few that are Great, and there are the many that are Little. The Great are classics, or well on their way. Everyone knows them. They have a following. They have names. They get stolen. The Little are sparks. Bright, in a tiny way. A glowing grain of sand. The Great grow from […]