Thursday, October 05, 2006


My outlook isn't often negative. In this fractal, I interpret the spiral as a person tied down with weights. The blue pane to the top right is like a window to a better world for the poor spiral. Hints of green suggest the denied outdoors. The clinical techno feel suggests a clean, scientific kind of imprisonment. To me anyway. Maybe I should leave this kind of art to Guido ;-)


Blogger Tim said...

How about: the spiral symbolizes the straining arm working out in the gym. The blue is the skylight in the renovated warehouse that the weightlifter stares at while working out. The green is the fake grass added to make the gym look more classy and less like an old warehouse. The big row of weights on the bottom are the extra weights on the machine's stack that never get added because no one can lift all of them together. The title represents a fractal artist who hasn't been to the gym for years and feels guilty! Sorry, I couldn't resist.

10/05/2006 12:54 PM

Blogger John S. Meade said...

Or... Maybe It's more personal**. The fractal itself is being oppresssed by the edges of the frame (secretly a natural born thumbnail) and those wonderful spring loaded cylinders "armed" with crystaline parabolas* are jack hammering towards the wall mural SIZE the fractal yearns to be, and knows it will be soon... soon.

The edge is grunting and in struggled breaths gasps, "A, frac tal has gots ta -- know... it's limitations!!"

And the fractal replies singing, "And this bird you cannot change!"

One thing for sure, what we have here is DEFINITELY NOT a failure to communicate.

Maybe the blues and greens are just the refracting sunlight in a mist of machine oil...

* If Lucas had been Australian would Darth (hmmm... Darth... Perth... whatever) have used a light boomerang?

** Imagine that >me< anthropomorphizing a building block of the Membrane.

10/06/2006 6:36 AM

Blogger Philip Northover said...

No problem Tim, it's all in how you look at it! :-)

10/06/2006 8:28 AM

Blogger Philip Northover said...

John, good to see how you get into the spirit of fractals!

10/06/2006 9:36 AM


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