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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Ten Filters that Shook the World

Feb 26, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Well, it’s actually just one, but with such power, such awesome, earth-quaking power. Ilyich the Toad’s multi-crystal.8bf is a fairly standard distortion, multi-faceted, lens filter. We’ve all seen variations of this all over the place. I’ve always thought stuff like this was just more cheap digital tricks, and for a while I was beginning to […]

Baba Yaga and the Sierpinski Roundabout

Feb 19, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Some filters make mountains, and some filters make dust. More about Illyich the Toad’s multicrystal.8bf. I start with a fractal, and then smash it up. I smash some more. Not much fractal left now. If I smash further? Less fractal stuff right? No. This is where the filter gets pretty weird. Ashes to ashes, dust […]

Oracle of Evil

Feb 11, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Orwellian, 1984, Mouthpiece of Baal, Howling Telescreen. My latest fractal Rorshach test. It looks a bit like an old “Victrola”. They were one of the earliest record players, before electricity was widely available, and relied on a hand-cranked mechanism that turned the record after it was wound up. The sound was amplified mechanically (not electronic) […]

One-eyed Madonna

Jan 31, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Alright, it’s not historically accurate. Traditionally, I think, Mary has always been portrayed with two eyes. None of the Bible accounts mention how many eyes Mary had. Da Vinci’s Madonna had two eyes. Of course, if Da Vinci was such an expert, the Last Supper wouldn’t have been painted with table and chairs. I took […]

The Wells of Abraham

Jan 22, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I saw a documentary on Middle Eastern wells. A well is a big deal there. Everything happens because of water. Some of them are quite old, even supposedly dating back to the days of Abraham. A well is so important that there are men who dive down into these narrow tunnels and remove debris when […]

I spent my future building a star

Jan 15, 2007 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

We worked as a team. A huge team of scientists and builders like me. No one had built a star before. We were going to be the first. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? We know now. We built very special pins and we saw things that no one had […]