Often, when I’m voyaging through the through the little fractal universes I have generated using the software which I am so thankful exists, I encounter ‘places’ that look like they belong in an illustration for a book I’ve read somewhere along the way. I also encounter characters that look like they belong in those places. Such was the case for this piece:
First of all, thank you to everyone who made it out to see the exhibit at The ARTS Project in London. It was so nice to see friends, family, and new acquaintances, when I was occasionally there, and share my art with you. It was also very nice to see some comments in the guest book from very old friends who I hadn’t seen in quite some time! And new friends too! (You all know who you are!). If you did get to the show, and didn’t see me or sign the guest book, I would love to know. Please comment below, or send me an email.
Today I’m going to share one of my very favourite pieces, a metal print called Phoenix, in case you didn’t make it to the show. I’m choosing it first for two reasons: 1) It isn’t what those who are only a little familiar with fractals might imagine when thinking of fractal art, and 2) It is a prime example of the way a metal print shows off the digital art I have created.
I will let you first refer to this photo from the opening night. See the piece second from the end on the long wall? The one that doesn’t look like anything? That’s Phoenix. It’s actually quite dark, and from the angle of the camera, the lighting isn’t picking up the image. That’s one of the things I like. It’s kind of mysterious.
Now, I will show you what happens when you walk by this image as it was lit in the gallery.
Now that you’ve seen it in action, I will show you a watermarked image I took of it with my camera in the light of day. I think this would be fantastic in a very brightly lit minimally decorated room, don’t you? Alternately, it would be wonderful in a very darkly decorated room with a few track lights focused on it. I hope it captures your imagination the way it does mine.