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Autumn in fractal land

Nov 14, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

With the last of the leaves, goes the memory of summer.     -Shakespeare, Hamlet IV Download parameter file spiral11.xpf The sun, upper right quadrant. Just a distant glow, and in it’s departing wake comes night and wind. What are the seasons really? Are there just four? Maybe two? Summer is the time of cold-seeking. […]

Square machine

Nov 11, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I love the paintings by Chirico, or whatever his name is, the Italian surrealist painter. Why are there so few artists like him? Download parameter file cubic.xpf Sometimes the first edge detection filter in Xaos produces a chalkboard like style on dark backgrounds. It then takes on this handmade look. When the subject matter is […]

Zippy, the happy fractal giant

Nov 09, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Aw shucks, everybody loves Zippy. Download parameter file zippy.xpf Where does he come from, and what does he do? He just walks around whistling a cheerful tune and smiling at everyone he meets. You’re in the kitchen, working away, you hear a noise, turn around… it’s Zippy! He’s just popping in to say hello and […]

Die Fractelung

Nov 08, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Supposed to be German. I think it’s close enough. Download parameter file shadow.xpf Once upon a time, back in university, down a remote and rarely used hallway was an art gallery. It was always closed when I walked past it. The whole campus was generally in a state of semi-hibernation. Twice in the four years […]

Radio, live transmission

Nov 07, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

It’s a detail of a detail. The pattern reminded me of the speaker covers on a portable radio or the metal mesh of an old fashioned satellite dish. Can satellite dishes be old-fashioned? Download parameter file radio.xpf Or maybe a tiny part of a towering antenna. Far from the ground, alone in the air. The […]

What hath Xaos wrought?

Nov 06, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I checked the spelling on that last word and it’s correct. I was sure some of those letters had to go since they’re clearly vestigial. Download parameter file spiral30.xpf If you try out the parameter file, I suggest you start by just pressing the random palette hotkey “P” a few times to see what radical […]


Nov 05, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

It used to really bug me to see an image on a fractal site and hear how the artist really liked it because it looked like something real, like a flower or animal. It bothered me because fractals don’t have to impersonate or represent “real things” to have artistic value. Download parameter file ice.xpf But […]

Needlepoint fractals

Nov 04, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Long before electronic computing, Grandma Mandelbrot made this simple needlepoint image. Download parameter file needlepoint.xpf Pillows, quilts, tea-cosies and table cloths: everything in the old homestead was decorated with her unique designs. Book covers; curtains; table napkins; shirt collars: she was quite a prolific needlepointer. Dresses; gloves; winter coats; canvas shoes; horse blankets; socks; bed […]

Brave New Fractal World

Nov 03, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

“Fractals make the Sistine Chapel look like cave paintings” -Walter Merton, World Museum of Art Download parameter file image_8.loo Just what could the future look like if serious and hardworking artists discover the creative power of fractals? In the year 2025, not too long from now, fractal imagery is everywhere. The restoration of great masterpieces, […]

Color Town

Nov 02, 2005 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I just can’t get over the goldmine of color that’s been liberated by the orbit counting render methods. Until this happened, I’d come to accept the earthy and subtle colors of Sterlingware as just one of the characteristics of the program. Download parameter file color01a.loo It’s truly a program that can produce a great range […]