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Excitement

Oct 11, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The main feature of art is excitement.  Art, in its highest form is the things that excite the mind regardless, or in spite of being: not well made; or not properly made; accidentally made; thoughtlessly made; a poor example of what’s been done before; unimpressive; not well received; hard to label; poorly presented; not well […]

Photok

Oct 10, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Art is the place of the niche, the specialist, the fanatic, the extreme tastes that seem to appeal to an obscure few.  One should expect wild variety and  many things that just plain look weird or if you had to display them you wouldn’t know whether it was upside down or not or even which […]

Fractal Mount of Transfiguration

Oct 09, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves. His appearance was changed in front of them, his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. Suddenly, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. Then Peter said […]

Fractal Art

Oct 08, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Fractal formulas can create astonishing things.  A lot depends on how the particular program renders them though.  The above image was made in InkBlot Kaos, one of a number of programs made by the well-known fractal programmer, Stephen Ferguson. I particularly like InkBlot Kaos because I can made interesting things quickly and relatively easily but […]

An Artistry Surpassing Anything Else

Oct 07, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The things once rearing and dwelling in this frightful masonry in the age of dinosaurs were not indeed dinosaurs, but far worse. Mere dinosaurs were new and almost brainless objects – but the builders of the city were wise and old, and had left certain traces in rocks even then laid down well nigh a […]

The Most Daring Futurists

Oct 06, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The technique, we soon saw, was mature, accomplished, and aesthetically evolved to the highest degree of civilized mastery, though utterly alien in every detail to any known art tradition of the human race. In delicacy of execution no sculpture I have ever seen could approach it. The minutest details of elaborate vegetation, or of animal […]

No Ordinary City

Oct 05, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

For this place could be no ordinary city. It must have formed the primary nucleus and center of some archaic and unbelievable chapter of earth’s history whose outward ramifications, recalled only dimly in the most obscure and distorted myths, had vanished utterly amidst the chaos of terrene convulsions long before any human race we know […]

Clicking With the Anjouan Invasion

Oct 04, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I started off with this image (below) that I got off the Wikipedia from their article on the 2008 Invasion of Anjouan.  I thought the mix of solids and gradients and generally pleasing colors would make good raw material for a Clickism gauntlet of graphics filters and effects applied with skill and recklessness and nothing […]

Mars Gravity Probe -1

Oct 03, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

   In the great classic sci-fi movie, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, the astronauts are part of a serious space mission called “Mars Gravity Probe -1”.  I didn’t think anything of the name; it was just one of those convenient tools that provide for an easy setting. It turns out though, that the idea of sending […]

City Beyond the Stars

Oct 02, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

       The escape from danger in the digital world is easy. Enlarge four times and blockwave to the beyond.  To the land of worm-light and bubbleville. Transform, they call it.  Neon nerves and bubble bougainvillea. The hunter dissolves and the hunted becomes the hundred — acre metropolis. “I have become a city beyond […]