Monday, 31 December 2007

Marble Point

see 'Marble Point' at deviantART

My NYE submission. The title originates from two things:

1. the overall appearance of planes of wafer-thin marble
2. the resemblance to Spurn Point (though I wonder whether Sperm Point wouldn't also be a good name ;))

I often consider what it would be like to live at the end of such a spit, taking the full brunt of elemental fury... :O I fancy also a resemblance to our own planet seen from space, with its thin layer of wispy atmosphere.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Light-bead curtain

see 'Light-bead curtain' at deviantART

A suitably cozy offering speaking of festive lights and hushed anticipation.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

At the gates of the tomb

see 'At the gates of the tomb' at deviantART

My entry for the December contest 'The end of all things'. The 'theme' of the contest is a recapitulation of lessons learned, fractal-wise, over the previous year. This is the final offering this year in a style which, as far as I know, I developed. It's also the last clue in the breadcrumb trail of how the style is achieved: the final piece of the puzzle is, appropriately, the final transform. I have used curl, boarders, polar and linear/spherical to achieve this series. Previous clues:


Friday, 21 December 2007

The Law of Fives

see 'The Law of Fives' at deviantART

A slightly older piece, a julian constructed on Discordian Principles, explicitly around the number five and its crucial cognates two and three (=23!).

A well-worn style, perhaps, but the deeper meaning warrants its inclusion ;)

Monday, 10 December 2007

Pieces of the puzzle

see 'Pieces of the puzzle' at deviantART

First piece inspired by Underworld lyrics. Split takes on boarders in the FX.


Sunday, 9 December 2007

Le Psychédélisme #2

see 'Le Psychédélisme #2' at deviantART

No matter how many times you tear great cricular holes in the fabric, there's always another layer beneath!

Second in the mini-series.

#1 here.

Saturday, 8 December 2007


see 'Riven' at deviantART

Another tweak from this excellent Starter Flamepack.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Yuletide vision

see 'Yuletide vision' at deviantART

"By this time, the snow was falling thickly and the air was brittle with cold. And as I approached collapse on that hillside, the view began to change: the falling snow assumed a definite pattern, arches, or fans, and then the whole appeared to break apart into slices, and the slices fragmented further until a kind of aperture, almost a mouth, formed and pulsed irregularly with a golden light. And that palpitating light communicated to me a message of universal joy and celebration - I understood that this was timed to coincide with our seasonal earthly festivals, the better to tap the positive vibe that briefly relieved internecine differences. So I returned to human habitation, aglow despite the cold, brimful of fresh meaning for our solstitial jubilations and feeling on the brink of a new-minted world."

Third of that style I'm slowly unveiling: add 10% oscilloscope on the elliptic transform to achieve the separations.

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Le Psychédélisme #1

see 'Le Psychédélisme #1' at deviantART

I cannot be entirely sure why I switched language for these. But it happened quite without premeditation and seems to fit, so there we are ;P First of a mini-series in this quadri-transformed lazysusan style. Lava-lamp colours scratchy-twist bubbly-clown faces into ephemeral existence :D

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Fire of London

see 'Fire of London' at deviantART

See the flashes of the great flames as they lick the ancient, dry timber of old London Town.

More fun with boarders.

Sunday, 2 December 2007


see 'Greengrass' at deviantART

Trimmed to perfection. A well-manicured and sculpted lawn for this Vegetation contest.

Second offering in this style - we've had disc-julian and rings2-julian, now meet elliptic-julian. More hints to come...