Tubular Shells

Tubular Shells

Tubular shells represents a cumulation of things I’ve learned from a few other great artists while creating something that is 100% my own. The original color gradient was atrocious. The blues and purples are much better! The finished product brought multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield to mind along with his classic album Tubular Bells.

This fractal was created in JWildfire; an app written by Andreas Maschke.

Purchase prints of various sizes at my Fine Art America page.

Supercollider

Supercollider

I used the new Julian3Dx transformation and something unbelievable happened! I suddenly captured two atoms at the precise moment of impact! Well, with a few more transformations and variations anyway. :^D I couldn’t believe it! Sure, I have a degree in physics, but me build a digital supercollider? That’s awesome! :^D

This fractal was created in JWildfire; an app written by Andreas Maschke.

Gravitational Explosion

Gravitational Explosion

Gravitational Explosion was a bit of a mess in its beginning stages due to the gradient I chose. I was going for a specific set of colors, but it just didn’t work. The new gradient that you see in the final product certainly gave the work a life of its own. The green, yellow and blue spirals are based on a spiral created with the Golden Number.

This fractal was created in JWildfire; an app written by Andreas Maschke.

Planet Ignis 1A and Its Moon

Planet Ignis 1A and Its Moon

An exotic planet orbits an orange dwarf in an inner arm on the opposite side of the Milky Way as Earth. However, this is far from an ordinary planet. It is a sphere of plasma and superheated gases. In fact, despite its size, it is semi-transparent. This planet, Ignis 1A defies all known laws of physics. It is not a brown dwarf or even a super-Jupiter. There is absolutely no fusion happening within the sphere. Ignis has a thin atmosphere which prevents the plasma and superheated gases from escaping. It’s an incredible find! Even more amazing is that Ignis has a moon! Its moon is also made of plasma and super heated gases. However, it is more luminous due to the higher density of the gases. Ignis and its moon has astrophysicists scratching their heads. These objects should not exist. Yet, there they are!

In the beginning, this fractal looked much different. It was only one layer and looked more like an icy landscape with very strange terrain. It began to look like a real mess after adding a few transformations and variations. So, I decided to see what BubbleT3D final would do to it. That was a wow moment because it looked really cool! I tweaked a few things, Then, I created the moon in a second layer using a completely different set of transformations and variations. I used BubbleT3D as a final on that layer too. I then created a background in a third layer. It is supposed to be a planetary nebula created by a star that was several light years away from the orange dwarf of this system. This was another experiment that was a mess in the early stages and a happy landing upon completion.

This fractal was created in JWildfire; an app written by Andreas Maschke.

Gigerplex

Gigerplex

As the title implies, this is a tribute to H R Giger. I took what I learned from an artist named Geoffrey Barnes and made a final product that is 100% my own

This fractal was created in JWildfire; an app written by Andreas Maschke.

Nervous Neon

Nervous Neon

Nervous Neon definitely had a few drafts before the final product. I wasn’t really liking the center piece for a while; even after zooming in a considerable amount. However, there was a point in the 2nd or 3rd draft that I knew it was going to be called Nervous Neon even though that draft looked nothing like the final product!

Caution: Please be very quiet while viewing this fractal. The neon gets intensely bright when it gets too nervous. :^b

This fractal was created in JWildfire; an app written by Andreas Maschke.

Purchase prints of various sizes at my Fine Art America page.