Sunday, 25 December 2011

Festive merry-go-round

see 'Festive merry-go-round' at deviantART

A break for a glynnia I saved just for the day. Merry Christmas, or what you will!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Snakeskinnertube art

see 'Snakeskinnertube art' at deviantART

Oh my concatenated Joycean elision!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Exploring the urban jungle

see 'Exploring the urban jungle' at deviantART

First of my new cut and twisted lazysusan-julians, a style I've rather neglected before.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


see 'Fireball' at deviantART

The soul-numbing sky-scorching terror of a close encounter with an astronomical body. How... suitable for the winter solstice ;)

Monday, 19 December 2011

Inner fire

see 'Inner fire' at deviantART

The result of gnarling a rings2/julian!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Over the rooftops

see 'Over the rooftops' at deviantART

A simple Sierpinski tile substituted with lazyjess - 'tis an awesome plugin for this style! I love the surreally recursive vistas of receding rooftops. Used the Stopping SL feature of Chaotica for the first time to retain a little grain.

The Calling

see 'The Calling' at deviantART

More glynnia goodness but straight, not gnarled ;)

Thursday, 15 December 2011


see 'Delta' at deviantART

Although this is only a simple twist on gnarled glynnias, the result is so different that it deserves its own moniker. Geological abstract? Whatever, it's something that needs to be rendered internally as Chaotica still renders some glynnias differently.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


see 'Nightlife' at deviantART

Stills from an extended 2 a.m. moment of liquid bliss. Hey, I remember these ;)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Chance migration of shoals

see 'Chance migration of shoals' at deviantART

A bit of wordplay for the last of these gnarled glynnias.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Marginals

see 'The Marginals' at deviantART

Crammed with hints and glimpses of lifeforms and entities that inhabit the margins between sea and sand, between land and air, between waking and dreaming, between organ and organism...

Friday, 2 December 2011

Bracket fungi

see 'Bracket fungi' at deviantART

A mycological feast!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

In labyrinths of coral caves

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Echoes of Pink Floyd ;)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Eclipse garden

see 'Eclipse garden' at deviantART

A secret garden thriving on the low light levels of the solar eclipse, and whose twisted vistas and outrageous foliage appear only to the initiated ;)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Dying embers

see 'Dying embers' at deviantART

A tweak from a different region of the previous flame. These use a refinement of my texturing and painting techniques that I hope to post about shortly!

Monday, 14 November 2011

A warm welcome

see 'A warm welcome' at deviantART

Another new plugin-inspired creation, this time idisc reworks. Back to that painted look.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lunar exploration

see 'Lunar exploration' at deviantART

Found some inspiration from this eclipse plugin!

Full view essential to appreciate the textural effects - click through.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

That butterfly brooch

see 'That butterfly brooch' at deviantART

Going to the 4th power on the julian.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

A schematic of the multiverse

see 'A schematic of the multiverse' at deviantART

Continuing a systematic, but leisurely, exploration of gaskets - this one's a reverse mobius-julian with a surprise structural tweak via the mobius variables.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Devil's in the detail

see 'The Devil's in the detail' at deviantART

Another fallout from my gasket exploration. Apophysis/chaotica with some post-sharpening to bring out that all-important detail.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Someone's vision of heaven

see 'Someone's vision of heaven' at deviantART

Whilst exploring the many ways to make a gasket, I came upon a strange inversion that I developed to this.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Trade secrets: rug weaving

see 'Trade secrets: rug weaving' at deviantART

First outing for me for Michael Faber's trade variation, here chain-linked to lazysusan from the disc of a disc-julian.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Numismatist's secret stash

see 'The Numismatist's secret stash' at deviantART

"Practically quivering with suppressed glee, now that he'd committed himself, the Numismatist slid aside one of the large rugs and hauled open a large trapdoor in the polished wooden floor. By the light of the flickering torch in his hand, I beheld an amazing sight: coin from all the corners of the globe, in every conceivable hue of gold, in various patinas of age, splling, cascading, erupting, and fading into the darkest recesses of that underfloor treasure-house."

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Endless dreams of deep

see 'Endless dreams of deep' at deviantART

Inspired by Amy Hooton's latest series.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The relations of things various

see 'The relations of things various' at deviantART

Inspired by the Ducks/Ducky/Talis results from other softwares, I sought an alternative space-filling pattern in Apo.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The thing in the surplice cupboard

see 'The thing in the surplice cupboard' at deviantART

H.P. Lovecraft meets M.R. James ;)

Monday, 15 August 2011

Building bridges

see 'Building bridges' at deviantART

It all got a bit out of hand...

Sunday, 14 August 2011


see 'Hawkmoth' at deviantART

Finally getting some interesting results from deltaA.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The eternal cascade

see 'The eternal cascade' at deviantART

I've been low and uninspired for too long. A fresh offering in the rings2-julian style.

Monday, 30 May 2011


see 'Dreamweaver' at deviantART

Bwraps7 texturing applied to an oscilloscope-substituted Sierpinski tile. Then I couldn't resist an extra twist ;)

Friday, 27 May 2011

Georgia on my mind

see 'Georgia on my mind' at deviantART

My entry for Apophysis Challenge #80, Georgia O’Keeffe style. Inspired by these works.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A dark assembly

see 'A dark assembly' at deviantART

First gnarled glynnia rendered with Chaotica that I'm happy with. Not the image I created in Apo (grain even at 4000), but still with its own charm.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Flying balloons on Party Hill

see 'Flying balloons on Party Hill' at deviantART

Psychedelic and surreal first outing for a new framework.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Black swan Medusa

see 'Black swan Medusa' at deviantART

Finally returning to those gnarled glynnias.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


see 'Tactics' at deviantART

Couldn't resist a quick trial for Xyrus's GdOffs plugin!

Tactics® is a new electronic touchscreen game for 1 to 4 players. Like Marjjong, tiles are removed by simultaneously touching a pair of identical tiles. However, the game is raised to a much higher level by exchanging tiles, causing both tiles and sometimes some of the adjacent tiles to change form. As a two-player game, it surpasses chess in potential complexity.

Modern life is SO confusing

see 'Modern life is SO confusing' at deviantART

A simple geometric abstract that blows the brain as it foolhardily attempts to grasp the whole.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Abstract triptych 3: Dark matters

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#3 of 3

Abstract triptych 2: The Gryphon

see 'Abstract triptych 2: The Gryphon' at deviantART

#2 of 3

Abstract triptych 1

see 'Abstract triptych 1' at deviantART

#1 of 3

Monday, 9 May 2011

Time to clean the fishpond

see 'Time to clean the fishpond' at deviantART

Now I've gone totally tangential.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

The tempest

see 'The tempest' at deviantART

A brief respite from gnarled glynnias to try... a gnarled splits/elliptic! Inspired by Xyrus's Millenium, except I've broken up the regularity of the bwraps7 pattern with a couple of additions to obtain an appearance of raw energy suited to a violent storm. A natural diptych arising from the splits/elliptic base.

Rendered with Chaotica, full view essential.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Thy unholy garland

see 'Thy unholy garland' at deviantART

bone white bird head
conjoined skulls and crouching lizard
knobbly pterosaurs and demons worse
i call upon thee and thy legions
to go forth with talon and claw and pseudopod
and rain and rein and reign thy havoc
till order is no more, and chaos restor'd to her throne

- Erisian incantation concocted whilst the balance of mind was disturbed ;)

Friday, 6 May 2011

My enraptured dissolution

see 'My enraptured dissolution' at deviantART

There goes consensual reality for a few hours...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Himalayan pass

see 'Himalayan pass' at deviantART

The snow never melts in the valley pass forever in lee of the surrounding peaks.

Monday, 2 May 2011


see 'Duel' at deviantART

Opposing forces face off over a divide, whilst simulataneously confronting their own shadows.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Beyond good and evil

see 'Beyond good and evil' at deviantART

... exists a realm of harmonious dissonance.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A sinister passage

see 'A sinister passage' at deviantART

Looking somewhere between a brackish backwater of the Underworld and an organo-tech nightmare from the latest computer game, this is a test run for two hitherto overlooked variations, pre_rotate_x and pre_rotate_y. I may yet find uses for their post_ counterparts...

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

This infernal staining

see 'This infernal staining' at deviantART

Experimenting with direct colouring: pre-linking with dc_linear and keeping the dc amount low gives some interesting effects.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


see 'Pollution' at deviantART

Texture-rich abstract. Rendered with Chaotica.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The brood

see 'The brood' at deviantART

The familiar features of a disc-julian brood above and below a night-sea of julia waves, haunting dreams and cracking the tenderness of waking hours.