Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Anxious crossing

see 'Anxious crossing' at deviantART

Moving into the unknown should not be, but is, a great source of anxiety. Ford the flow with confidence and love, not arrogance and fear, and all shall be well.

Third in the quartet 'Transitional Times'.

31 days in December: Day 31

Tuesday, 30 December 2008


see 'Relic' at deviantART

The Ancien RĂ©gime (or perhaps just the old year?) consigned to an historical curiosity. Are we ready for the next age?

Second in the quartet 'Transitional Times'.

31 days in December: Day 30

Monday, 29 December 2008

Trouble in the machine

see 'Trouble in the machine' at deviantART

They couldn't plug the cracks, even with that empty promise, money.

First in the quartet 'Transitional Times'.

Created using this Bubble Triboarders Tutorial.

31 days in December: Day 29

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Snakes and ladders

see 'Snakes and ladders' at deviantART

The classic board game a sneaky travesty of the shaman's journey, just as cricket has been shown to be a rank portion of the 'tails' of the distillation of the story of the Krikkit Wars. My, I'm slapping the obscurity on thickly today, much as I enjoy my high-fruit spread on crisp morning toast ;)

31 days in December: Day 28

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Stairway to infinity

see 'Stairway to infinity' at deviantART

It's a long way up.

31 days in December: Day 27

Friday, 26 December 2008

Differently tuned

see 'Differently tuned' at deviantART

Hear old music on new instruments. A fresh perspective on established themes.

31 days in December: Day 26

Thursday, 25 December 2008


see 'Tyles' at deviantART

An anagrammatical respelling. Festive cheer to all!

31 days in December: Day 25 :bucktooth:

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Leaf remains

see 'Leaf remains' at deviantART

Seasonal skeletons.

31 days in December: Day 24

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Turning leaf

see 'Turning leaf' at deviantART

Somewhat late in the season, but what the hell. Named after a range of wines which, though not among my regular drinkers, nonetheless appeals regarding the aesthetics of its name.

31 days in December: Day 23

Monday, 22 December 2008

Pupil of Iris

see 'Pupil of Iris' at deviantART

A little confusion, created using this Tips For Textures With Crackle tutorial.

31 days in December: Day 22

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Unplugging from the Matrix

see 'Unplugging from the Matrix' at deviantART

Synchronistic solstitial celebrations! Just pull the plug and experience freedom...

Even the frame created within Apophysis on this! Full view essential.

31 days in December: Day 21

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Synth poinsettia

see 'Synth poinsettia' at deviantART

A seasonal offering created using the Synth plugin (along with a little crackle and julian).

31 days in December: Day 20

Friday, 19 December 2008


see 'Alchemical' at deviantART

A recipe for squaring the circle, amongst many improbable tessellations, on this ancient geometric intaglio.

31 days in December: Day 19

Thursday, 18 December 2008


see 'Underground' at deviantART

Potholes, aquifers, safety netting... the secrets beneath our feet.

31 days in December: Day 18

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Seaside pulse

see 'Seaside pulse' at deviantART

Summer holidays are a distant memory for non-travelling northerners. I revive that memory here!

31 days in December: Day 17

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Festive Julian

see 'Festive Julian' at deviantART

My entry for the WTC Festivus!

Created using this Julian Set Outline Tutorial.

31 days in December: Day 16

Monday, 15 December 2008


see 'Interzone' at deviantART

A strange, dark place-that-is-no-place,
between worlds, between states.
Do not linger here:
the tentacles of attachment insinuate
and catch the unwary soul,
forever to attenuate,

31 days in December: Day 15

Sunday, 14 December 2008

A better fly-trap

see 'A better fly-trap' at deviantART

Venus, eat your heart out! Created using this Bubble Triboarders Tutorial.

Full view essential.

31 days in December: Day 14

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Satan's portcullis

see 'Satan's portcullis' at deviantART

Poor old Satan always gets bad press, and here I am perpetuating the meme! But the combination of flickering hellfire light, devil-horns and toasting fork patterns was too much to resist. Crumpets, anyone?

31 days in December: Day 13

Friday, 12 December 2008


see 'Tapestry' at deviantART

Something a little different to celebrate the annual increment of that thing called age ;) The rather amazing weave effect is due once more to a cell final transform! Full view essential.

31 days in December: Day 12

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Canvas 2: Fire in the city

see 'Canvas 2: Fire in the city' at deviantART

Poll-confident that this style is well-received, I continue...

31 days in December: Day 11

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


see 'Oro' at deviantART

I found their stash!

31 days in December: Day 10

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Canvas 1: Pretty in pink

see 'Canvas 1: Pretty in pink' at deviantART

Created entirely using the bent2 plugin.

31 days in December: Day 9

Monday, 8 December 2008

Mayan weave

see 'Mayan weave' at deviantART

Perhaps more a curiosity than a piece of art, I nevertheless choose to submit. 100% oscilloscope. Full view essential for the rich textural detail.

31 days in December: Day 8

Sunday, 7 December 2008

The gift of giving

see 'The gift of giving' at deviantART

Today's submission was decided after I received this. A variant of An audience with..., it reminded me of a window display of boxed chocolates, so appropriate for the season.

31 days in December: Day 7

Saturday, 6 December 2008

The Path

see 'The Path' at deviantART

It never ends.
Sometimes, the roots over which you scramble writhe
like snakes, but it's only DNA, trying to trip you into fear.
Attempt the impossible by a focus on infinity:
only this way does the way disappear.

31 days in December: Day 6

Friday, 5 December 2008

Some branch against the sky

see 'Some branch against the sky' at deviantART

After a comment on Stratified, I thought to tweak this style a little to resemble a winter sunset sky. The title is that of a gardening book!

31 days in December: Day 5

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Abstractus 3

see 'Abstractus 3' at deviantART

Barring the frame and signature, this is 100% Apophysis! The curious textural effect comes from a cell final transform with very small cell size, and this also has the unexpected property of creating additional large-scale transpositions.

31 days in December: Day 4

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Meditate on this

see 'Meditate on this' at deviantART

A kind of crazy metallic peacock-feather mandala for firing up the higher neurological circuits.

31 days in December: Day 3

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The plunge

see 'The plunge' at deviantART

Elliptic/splits with that distinctly Faberesque bipolar final.

31 days in December: Day 2

Monday, 1 December 2008


see 'Stratified' at deviantART

Dig deep enough...

31 days in December: Day 1

31 days in December

I've decided to set myself a challenge, a kind of artistic Advent calendar, by submitting a fractal to deviantART (and here!) each day of the month. Can I keep it up? "Well, we shall find out..."