Summer 2016

This is how my garden project was displayed in the end of year show, kind of looks like the chair’s wearing a dress. I watched a lot of people play and it only broke once, which was pleasing. I noticed very quickly that the first activity many people did was try to run off the edge and I’d watch them running against the invisible box collider i put around the whole scene to stop them from falling. Perhaps I should have made the game so it let them, which is what I achieved with the piece made in the source engine. However it was enjoyed.

I started looking at rock formations such as these septarian nodules, and created the pattern below.

And I’ve been growing in interest in Eastern Architecture and more specifically Persian and Islamic Architecture and used buildings such as the Hagia Sophia, Registan Square in Samarkand and Darb-i-Imam Mausoleum for inspiration.

Further inspiration came from the Codex Seraphinianus I have a copy of and I incorporated some elements of architecture shown in it into my next painting.

Mosque, 2016 Acrylic on cardboard
Mosque, 2016
Acrylic on cardboard 2m x 1m

Oh look I’ve found a new toy. Using a program called Mandelbulb 3D I have started to create fractal animations and create fractal landscape images. The program is very powerful as you can see from the results below.


I’d seen fractal animations before in shows, such as Enter Through the Headset, but I didn’t know how to make them until I came across this program and after a bit of practise I made this, my first animation and my first landscape.


I’m very happy with how this turned out. Created by the intersection between two mathematical formulae, rendered in 3D, with object colours, shadows, lighting, ambience and fog edited and this is the result and has opened up the ability to create other such images.

So after creating them I had to go further and decided to pixel sort the some of the images.

And then, I was pointed towards Joan Fontcuberta whose work Orogenesis saw him create landscape images using scans of artworks such as by Henri Rousseau to create the terrain in the program Terragen.

So I wanted to have a go, I applied for a free educational licence, got one and created these:

and then did this too them:

Next I would like to use the fractals to create terrain in Terragen.

so… onwards with year 3.


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