Friday, 31 July 2009

Fiery gnarl

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Gnarls are the new black in my fractal wardrobe. I'll begin with a hot little number...

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Wrestling the psychedelic octopus

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Happily, I lost the fight :D

Monday, 27 July 2009


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From the heaving hellfires of Earth's deep bowel comes the information, in tentacles and glyphs of flowing glowing rock, that all is not well :O

You are urged to follow the link and take full view for the details.


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This took many renders to get a satisfactory balance between the opposing elements of sharp/smooth, light/shade and fill/noise, but I'm happy enough with the result.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Night terrors: the old hayloft

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While attempting to quiet my skittering breath, my attention was gently but forcibly held by the view along the old hayloft: the vista of the ancient wooden framework and farm implements and divers other arcane miscellania was as remembered, and yet curiously twisted into some kind of spiral tunnel, and somehow multiplied, going on and on into an undefined distance apparently illuminated somewhere near the infinity-point. The universe stopped spinning when the outer door was hurled open and a heavy uneven tread accompanied by ragged breathing took command of the space below. It began again with the first lumbering footfall on the ladder, and my own frantic crawl down that surreal passage.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Film noir

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Moody shadow-filled B&W abstract, created entirely with Apophysis.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The clamouring hoardes

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Abstract crowd flow.

The origin of the caduceus

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This sizeable fragment of pottery from the Ubaid period of early Sumerian civilisation depicts what is thought to be a precursor to the well-known caduceus symbol. The central staff is absent, but the pair of serpents ambiguously intertwine and flow into what appear to be wings.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

High energy

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The observer's guide to plasma.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Sandbar nebula

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Using a new image manipulation technique, scientists have been able to construct this image of the universe relatively close in time to its inception, a vast cloud of proto-matter from which the quasars are believed to have formed.

A linked gnarl.