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Skyfish and Waterbird

Dec 05, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

There was a time when the birds lived in water and the fish flew in the air. Then one day they met. Download parameter file rotobits01.loo Skyfish was flying in the air over a lake. He looked down at the water below him and thought how nice it must be to live there. He was […]

Fractal arm of power

Dec 04, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Inspiring a thousand perfect poses and outdoing them all. Download parameter file spiral16.xpf In every Barnsley formula in mandelbrot mode, regardless of the plane, there’s a place where you find these riveted metal constuctions. It reminds me of a picture I once saw in a history book about the huge hammer used in a German […]

Fractal Watercolors

Dec 03, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

The closest I ever came to making real artwork was when the teacher showed us how to do a “wash.” Download parameter file watercolor01.loo Drawing was hard and painting impossible, but covering the paper with water and painting on it seemed like cheating. Today I see it as a primitive drawing program. The blurry shape […]

Vintage color

Dec 02, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

It’s funny how old things can take on a new look in young eyes. Download parameter file 500-05.loo The “retro” and vintage look of old things never existed at the time they were made. In the context of newer things the old stuff now has a special look and appeal. I like these two fractal […]

The Metalunans Attack

Dec 01, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I think it would make a cool alien spaceship, somewhat spider-like. Download parameter file metalunan.loo I don’t know what it is about old science fiction movies that makes them so captivating to me. The current ones, since the mid-eighties, just don’t have the same feel to them. When I was growing up all we could […]

Fractal Fossil

Nov 30, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Minerals, the basic building blocks of rocks, form crystals. Download parameter file rock.xpf Whether made of a single molecule or billions, the shape of the crystal remains the same while it grows in size. Thousands come together to make a large crystal which looks identical to the one made by a single member. But don’t […]

Seen any good kleenex boxes lately?

Nov 29, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I saw one just the other day, it had an abstract, almost fractal pattern to it. The colors were deep, mysterious, and Chagall-like. Download parameter file b29.xpf But as I got closer to the kleenex box, I saw the fractal shape was just a big butterfly. I never thought much of this kleenex box genre […]

The Fleshy-Headed Microbe

Nov 28, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

If you switch from the first orbit counting method to the second, the arms turn springy. Download parameter file squork09.loo Which raises the question, just what can we expect to see in fractals? I think fractal art is very similar to photography. We don’t create the subject matter we create the way it is presented. […]

The good, the bad and the mandelbrot

Nov 26, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Bottlecap Boy, on the left. The Pull-tab Kid, upper right. Who will draw their guns first? Download parameter file twomandels.xpf We hear shots, we see smoke. It’s Big & Dark vs. Small & Shiny. Nothing happens. The shots came from somewhere else. The smoke is unexplained, maybe it was dust. Close-up shots. The Kid is […]

Snowy, the ice pony

Nov 25, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

He’s happy. The air is crisp, the snow’s not too deep, and the bright sun makes the whole world shine like silver. Download parameter file snow.xpf So what could ruin his wonderful day? Ancient Mongols looking for fresh riding stock. Or something to hunt. Dead or alive, they want him. Allow me to share some […]