A little over a month ago, my mind was in turmoil and I spent some time creating this image. The process of creating is always calming and even though none of the problems turning circles in my head were solved by it, it was a way for me to get through that time. The piece is called “No Port in Sight”. Since then, things have gradually become better. The waters have calmed.
Unbeknownst to me, at the same time, another artist, a photographer named Dave Sandford, was capturing the real thing from my favourite beach, Port Stanley! I hope he won’t mind if I link to his photos here. I don’t know him but apparently he lives in my “hometown” of London, Ontario. They are absolutely awesome, would have been difficult to capture, and really exemplify the turbulence and fury our Great Lakes are capable of. I hope the fractal nature of these is as obvious to you as it it is to me, especially after seeing the image above created entirely using fractal software (Mandelbulb 3D this time – a new (to me) application I’ve been learning to use).
On that note, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year – and may you always have a port in sight!
HI Leanne – my exact thoughts when I first looked at your image was of giant stormy waves. Incredible piece as are the photographs of Lake Erie.
Thank you Cathy!