Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The Wishing Well

see 'The Wishing Well' at deviantART

When making your wish at the Wishing Well, wish well, lest your wish be granted from an unexpected angle...

Hint of The Monkey's Paw.

Original structure from EDJS1 Batch script (hex variant) - highly recommended for interesting edisc-julian base material.

Monday, 28 July 2008

A trip to the bookbinders'

see 'A trip to the bookbinders'' at deviantART

For those who salivate at the palpable atmosphere surrounding old books; whose minds frolic to the dance of impossible Latin titles; or whose palms tingle at the thought of the touch of ancient volumes: let this take you on a journey directly into the arcane skills of the bookbinder. Not the mind, mind, but the thing itself, a space consisting only of bookbinding, where that is all there is to see and be.

I like revisiting old styles I once thought exhausted. A disc-julian, with the power low and the distance a hair's breadth, colour symmetry on the dominant transform tweaked to the point of scratchiness, whose appreciation fully depends on the full view.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Picture of you: my citrus love #2 (tangerine dream mix)

see 'Picture of you: my citrus love #2 (tangerine dream mix)' at deviantART

Related work and full description here.

Tip: re-aspecting

Leaving aside the verbal coinage of the word (aspect is normally a noun), to what do I refer? Basically, the dimensions, the aspect ratio. This is one of those really simple methods: if your fractal has a final transform, cool. If not, add one and leave it as the default linear since this won't change the fractal at all. Now, say your fractal's square, but you wanted something in a portrait aspect, perhaps 3 x 4. Engage the final transform's post-transform, switch to the Transform tab and amend the relevant X/Y value to give the desired ratio (in this case, setting the Y y-coordinate at 1.3333 provides a 3:4 ratio).

Check out the sequence of screenshots:

Before any changes
Engaging the post-transform (note the pressed button)
Transform tab
Entering new value (note the stretched image in the preview)

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Set in stone

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The elusive beauty of pleochroic iolite embedded in finely carved dolomite. Or so my imagination allows ;)

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Picture of you: my citrus love #1 (lemon & lime mix)

see 'Picture of you: my citrus love #1 (lemon & lime mix)' at deviantART

The title is a mashup of The Lotus Eaters 1983 hit 'The First Picture of You' (ah, how that recalls the summers of lost innocence...) and a twist (sic!) on Andrew Marvell's "my vegetable love" from the poem 'To His Coy Mistress'. Sometimes, I feel like a meme-jockey...

Wednesday, 23 July 2008


see 'Swatch3' at deviantART

Monochrome abstract. Do not enquire as to the fates of Swatches 1 and 2 ;)

Monday, 21 July 2008

The Froot Project

see 'The Froot Project' at deviantART

Projecting fruit? Julian and lazysusan ameliorated by radial blur.

Full view essential.

Monday, 14 July 2008


see 'Volution' at deviantART

e-, de-, re-, con-, in-? No, just a crowd of Julians crammed into stained glass framework :D

Sunday, 13 July 2008

The Contemplation Engine

see 'The Contemplation Engine' at deviantART

When maintenance of the divine equilibrium is threatened by the chafing bonds of humdrum existence, a visit to the Contemplation Engine can sever the iron fetters like butter and restore gentle Chaos to the throne in the midst of human ordure ;)