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Gilded Fractal #8 | Ann Stretton Fine Art

Gilded Fractal #8

Gilded Fractal #8 by Ann Stretton
Gilded Fractal #8 by Ann Stretton

4 Responses to “Gilded Fractal #8”

  • Stan:

    Organic metallic formations – wild!

  • Ann:

    Inorganic crystalline flora.

  • Stan:

    These remind me, in an intuitive way, of the movie The Fountain.

  • Ann:

    I kind of know what you mean…but I think maybe my Arachne images are even moreso? Or maybe my Interiors? (Look over in the right hand sidebar to see the galleries)

    I guess the gold leaf (digital leaf, in this case) makes it seem more weighty as opposed to ethereal?

    The imagery in that movie reminded me of a lot of work I’ve seen done in Apophosis (I’m not sure if that is how it is spelled). It is a Windows-only program (grrr), but there is a java version I downloaded for Mac, except it baffles me how to get it to work. It seems too nerdy. I just want want sliders and buttons…not code. I see code and scripts and I run screaming. You could look at it if you want, but I’m afraid you’d be just as baffled by it as I am. Unfortunately the most recent version that is not a Java-port is only for Windows because it can create some awesome visuals.

    It creates fractal flames, which is what I created the Arachne images with via KPT’s Frax Flame II. I love the whole KPT plugins because they are very much geared toward visual people rather than programmers. All the good stuff like that is going away. Alien Skin is no longer making creative sorts of plugins (they no longer support many of the plugins I have of theirs), and who knows what’s up with Flaming Pear…I had to revert to an old version of Blade Pro because the newest one kept crashing Photoshop. They won’t answer their emails. I have to run KPT in Photoshop running in Rosetta, and the early versions don’t even work on my Intel Mac. I’m hoping when and if I have to upgrade to an even newer Mac (our newest Macs are 3 years old this year…yikes), I’m hoping it has the “Run in Rosetta” capability. Fortunately, I found Filter Forge…I do most of my digital leafing w/FF.

    And who knows what the heck is going to happen with Steve Job’s medical leave of absence…yikes.

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