International Artists Gather For Cultural Event in Richmond Hill.
Tomorrow, watercolour artists from all over the globe will gather in Richmond Hill, Ontario, just north of Toronto, to celebrate the opening of ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’. All art enthusiasts are invited to attend the opening event at 12 noon on Friday, September 28, at Boynton […]
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I’m so excited to attend this event I’ve been doing my best to publicize over the last 9 months or so, and see my painting (below) hanging alongside the other finalists’ beautiful work. I hope many of you will also be there if you can. Peace and Love to all of you!
Last Light Near Goat Rock. Watercolour on Gessoed Paper. 15×22″. Artist Lianne Todd
I just wanted to say thank you to all the studio tourists who took their precious weekend time to drive out my way and visit my studio. It was a pleasure to meet you or see you again, and I had fun giving brief explanations of fractals and their significance when you showed an interest. If you want to see some more of them in person, right now there are four on display at the restaurant Sixthirtynine in Woodstock, ON. A very fine restaurant suitable for a special dinner date!
On the tour weekend I presented a few new fractals. This is one of them (watermarked):
This one doesn’t really reflect the natural world so much as it reflects our complicated man-made world. It’s not likely that most cogs in our machines are this pretty, but there is definitely a complexity in our modern technology that has beauty. Some of that complexity, for instance, is contained in the very machine you are viewing this on. Maybe there are no cogs, but the minutiae of its workings have to rival the intricacy they feature. The background of this piece could also be compared to the circuitry involved in some of our other more powerful pieces of technology. For instance, if you have a smart phone, the antenna that makes it all work had to be a fractal, or we simply wouldn’t have smart phones.
For a while I was referring to this image to myself as the steampunk fractal, as I have recently become enamored with all things steampunk. However, giving it such a title didn’t seem to really fit. These are far from steampunk-type gears, they aren’t real, and the machinery is not reminiscent of anything very old-fashioned. This is just a nod to the genre!
I would like to thank everyone who has visited this site in its first calendar year of existence. And if you’ve shared anything from it, even better!
Today I saw a post by an acquaintance who had begun, a few years ago, a tradition that I think is a wonderful idea. And I’m telling you about it here because it’s kind of like a fractal. I hope she doesn’t mind.
She and her husband take a photo of themselves on New Year’s Eve each year, holding a printed photo of themselves they took the year before, holding the photo they took the previous year. So in each photo, as you zoom in, there is the couple holding the photo… and they get smaller, and smaller….
I wish I had thought of this 29 years ago.
Now, what can you look forward to on the site this year? More fractals of course. The ones I haven’t introduced to you yet, and new ones I will be creating. I hope to do some more experimentation as well. I’ve got lots of ideas floating around my head and once I settle into the routine after the kids go back to school, there will be plenty of creation happening! Also, I will be keeping you posted with any news in the world of physics that might pertain to my ideas about the role of fractals in the structure of our universe.
I hope you and yours have a very good year. And while I’ve got your attention… have a look around you. Is there enough art on your walls? 😉