Saturday, 31 January 2009

Visionary vine

see 'Visionary vine' at deviantART

The fall from grace, or the grace from which the fall? My entry for the WTC 'Gardens of Eden'.

#5 in the extensive series 'The new DJs'. The displaced cuneiform Julia slips her disc.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

A trip to the baths

see 'A trip to the baths' at deviantART

Was that mycological breakfast really a good idea before a swim? Now look at the choices you face!

#4 in the extensive series 'The new DJs'. Tiles wedged into position by Julia.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

An ancient cosmology

see 'An ancient cosmology' at deviantART

Reconstruction of an ancient roundel, discovered well-preserved after glacial disgorgement and believed to be encoded with an entirely alien cosmology. The colours were determined following chemical analysis. Some archaeologists have speculated that such objects may have formed the basis for the cosmologies of earlier human civilisations, whether via decoding or, more controversially, contact.

#3 in the extensive series 'The new DJs'. Perhaps a DJJ ;)

Friday, 23 January 2009


see 'Deep-frozen' at deviantART

"We thought we'd reached the lowest level in this antediluvian Antarctic complex of alien megalithic structures and impossible engineering when Reeve called us over to one of the walls. There was a regular vertical space of about 5mm, through which, despite the freezing air in which we stood, I could feel a faint rush of even colder air: it was a door! The mechanism still functioned, as we discovered quite by accident in our crude seeking. The great stone block swung easily aside and we advanced cautiously, torches on full. Infinity would undoubtedly be boring to look at: what's, after all, to see? What confronted us was not infinite, but it was colossal, on a scale that mocked anything our modern world has ever produced. An arrangement of pipework and valves whose merest fraction could be used to construct an entire oil refinery, the whole covered in aeons-old ice, stretching downwards far, far beyond the reach of our lighting. The steps that led downwards were of the same scale as the others we'd encountered elsewhere, difficult but not impossible for human movement, and solid-looking. Nobody ventured a descent..."

#2 in the extensive series 'The new DJs'. A work of the imaginary ;)

Pictures at an exhibition

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Titled after Mussorgsky's famous suite, hopefully for obvious reasons :D

#1 in the extensive series 'The new DJs'. Extra definition with weights and xaos.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Parched Earth

see 'Parched Earth' at deviantART

Roiling clouds of ash block sunlight and rain alike from an arid landscape.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


see 'Release' at deviantART

When the pressure builds, just... breathe in... and hold... and release.

More splits/elliptic - I'm loving this style!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

The flow of branching

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More splits/elliptic, enhanced slightly in the GIMP.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Canvas 3: Smear campaign

see 'Canvas 3: Smear campaign' at deviantART

Single Apophysis flame layered with a bump-map of itself.

Friday, 16 January 2009


see 'Headlong' at deviantART

When the inward journey feels a little too fast: a white-knuckle ride to the centre.

Base flame provided by this Rototubes script.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Smoke rings true

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A deliberately ambiguous piece, dedicated to Tanya, who is eschewing the habit.

Perhaps just recognisable to afficionados, this began life as a 'plastic' flame!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Born molten

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The genesis of rock, slop-slopping-folding over itself, always seeking the low point in gravity's well.

A splits/elliptic re-touched in the GIMP for colours. Underworld fans will see plagiarism in the title :D

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Crowd control

see 'Crowd control' at deviantART

Shall it come to this?

Fourth in the quartet 'Transitional Times'.