Description I was exploring on the far side of the Sombrero galaxy when I heard tale of a beautiful fiery spacial rift near a star known to the locals as Tal Gyver. I spent many weeks visiting local planets and learning what I could of the rift, though most was more legends than facts as most Captains steer well clear of any kind of such phenomena in space. The legends spoke of its creator, a being called Andal Ra who had traveled here from the other side. (contd on artwork; Darkfire is Born) This artwork is a combination of digital painting and fractal illusion and one that I chose to revisit earlier this year painting out some parts of the original starfield, creating fractal stars and painting enhancements to the ship. It was the inspiration of my Darkfire series, based on a short story thats been in my head for many years and I wanted it more like I had originally intended as I was just getting adapted to digital art still in 2006.
Randall Klopping, Merced, CA Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement I am a disabled person with multiple disabilities working to build a life for myself. I offer a truly unique style of art, weaving my illusions of the universe with fractals and occasionally a bit of digital painting. I hope that my work will find a home on your wall and inspire your imagination.
I apologize that I cannot respond to all peoples comments but with this economy I have not been able to earn much from my art and now the friend who was able to help me over the years is unemployed and I will no longer have internet access. I will try to find a way to once a month or so to use the library's computers to read your comments, but I can't sit or stand for long periods so won't be able to respond much. I like hearing what others think. The cuts that California have done to disabled people's benefits have left me at a point where I can no longer work to try to market my work, so any help people can give letting others know about it so that perhaps I can still earn some money from the works I've gotten up here.