Description This image is a reverently irreverent take on a two dimensional fractal that has been manipulated to turn mild chaos into fervently strict order. The same fractal was forced into two different kaleidoscopic hexastellar forms. One was clipped and layered on the other with shadows providing a three dimensional feeling. A mild heavenly glow was also added to the upper layer to provide more contrast to the forms on both layers. And of course, it has the flavor of cherries with a blueberry sausalito. The image was matted with a three dimensional webbed tapestry frame in congruous colors. Enjoy!
Danny Maynard, Davenport, FL Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement I live in Davenport, FL, in the shadow of Walt Disney World, just 15 miles away. It is a wonderful place to visit and have fun. I have been going there since 1991, and still have not done it all. An annual pass lets me go there every day if I choose, but I still could not do it all, and it keeps changing too.
I have a Bachelor of Art degree with major in Mathematics and minor in Physics. I did work on a masters degree, but frankly, being a mathematician as a career was not for me. I found out later that I should have done computer programming, and so I did. I received a degree in Computer Programming and Operations. I spent over 30 years writing programs and building databases of technical documentation and graphics for major companies throughout the United States. It was a wonderful career.
My hobby has always been art, and I used to do traditional art until the early 1990's. I particularly like oil painting, but I found out that oil paints and its liquid mediums are poisonous to the human body, being made out of dangerous heavy metals and volatile hydrocarbons. When in the 1980's I found out I could combine art and computer, and I was in heaven. Digital art has so many advantages over traditional media work.
My "dream machine" came into being in 2009, when Intel created the i7-920 CPU, and Dell put a dual-screen computer together for me where I can play music and videos while I create "my unique images" and search the Internet, all at the same time. I love being retired after over 40 years working. I can now do what I have always wanted to do, and do it digitally with abandon.
Art is designed to evoke an emotion, so I make 'em laugh or scream or love or hate or even think ... but art should get a rise from one's audience. Even bad art is good art. Sometimes I make art from art. No one, and I mean absolutely no one, can say otherwise to an artist. One's work is one's creation ... so I create!
Thanx for stopping by to visit my unique creations! Have a great life!