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Revelen by infinite-art Revelen by infinite-art
Ultra Fractal 5
Janet Parke
Infinite Art Galleries

I hate posting images without names, but I'm at a loss as to what to name this one. I know what I see in it, but I'm not sure that's where I want to go in a title. ;-)

It began its life as a horizontal piece; I only recently turned it to (hopefully) enhance eye flow. It has been obsessively tweaked -- even by my own standards, but I think it's close to finished. I was going to wait to post it until I could also post a hi-res version that could be explored in detail. That render time, however, is currently estimated to finish 5 months from now!!!

Meanwhile, I'm very open to suggestions, criticisms, and, of course candidate titles!

Here's a link to a zoomable version of a very large render:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   General Artist
Just so you know, this beauty has been included in our Favourites Featured folder at :iconfractals-in-mono:. We have also requested it for the main gallery if you happen to be around to accept the request :heart:
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on this beautiful WINNER !!!
You can find it displayed in my journal Benoit Mandelbrot 2011 WINNERS !! & News
>> [link]

:boogie: party !! :boogie:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Congrats on the Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest win! :clap:
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thanks, Kat!

And here's a link to the zoomable version:
[link]
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silwenka Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are featured in my Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2011 Winners

Congratulation of winning!
:winner:
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thank you very much!
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silwenka Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank YOU for such amazing art Janet :)
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VicEberly Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
The earthy tones and some of the shapes suggest mushrooms, but what I tend to see here are more floral shapes: jack-in-the-pulpit shapes in the upper right and snapdragon or orchid shapes toward the bottom and left. Earth orchids.

But it's that sense of something familiar that I can't quite put my finger on that draws me into this image. I like this a lot.
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laurengary Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Very organic & autumnal looking with your palette. The first thing I thought of was those fungus-y mushrooms that seem to pop out after a rain, I've even seen some on my grass. Me & most everyone else too. Where's the Keebler elves when you need them ? :lol:

And honestly, the only thing that I could come up with for a title was something with the Hobbits, like this was a house for them, or an escape for them, or a bolthole for them. "Escape To The Shire"? With a link to "band on the run"? :) Sorry, couldn't resist. Anyhow, it's a great pic & good luck named it.
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lkmitch Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Whereas a different cropping may have pulled my eye out of the image through the lower left corner, in this presentation, the detail in the lower left complements the rectangular corner. I like it very much!
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Thanks! I received some sage advice on that very issue during the creation process! I'm glad you approve of my changes ;-)
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dreamingaze Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Delicious colors and textures, as always! This makes me think of peeling back our boundaries, our persona, our long personal histories, to reveal our most inner, natural Selves. That rich red beneath the "bark" in the upper right really stands out to me. There's something wonderful under there.
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Now we're on to something. Although I admit the images looks like fungi and other shapes, I'm also attracted to a more esoteric meaning, which I think you've described perfectly -- particularly in conjunction with the "cocoon" idea above. Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!
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dreamingaze Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
You're very welcome!
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Jillianelf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
For some reason the first thing I came up with was Cocoon. Must be the abstract person in me ;)
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Nice interpretation -- especially in context with dreamingaze's comment below: the cocoon that protects our inner selves. Thanks for the idea!
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   General Artist
"The Plotter"?

There's definitely a look of evil here - someone thinking wicked thoughts. I love the earthen tones - another great work from you! :nod:
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Oooo... That's another intriguing idea. It made me also think of "Hidden Agendas".
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   General Artist
oooh yes like that too! :nod:
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silwenka Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.. fascinating!
i see rather something disturbing, kinda evil theater so i would call it "behind the courtain"
but this is me ;)
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Hmmm... now there's an intriguing interpretation! ;-)
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!!! I love the color scheme!!
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks, Dan! I love the colors too -- I could play with browns and earth tones 24/7.
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Paddlin-Maddlin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm pretty much agreeing with the others so far. I see organics, mushrooms and also nuts and shells. I can think of a couple of fun names, but you might not want to go there either :rofl:;) Look forward toseeing the finished piece....I'll put a note in my diary for some time mid summer;)
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This morning, after 18 hours of rendering, it's a whopping half-a-percent done! It's chugging along at 7 pixels a second. I do know from the smaller renders that it will pick up speed along the way. So maybe May instead of June!
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Platinus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Observing from the Tree Line" Perhaps?

I'm liking what I see already of it. It's a shame renders take that long :hmm:
But, this is a pretty boss piece, as per usual for you ;)
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thanks, Travii! That's a good suggestion for a title -- much better than what I'd considered.
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Platinus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What were you considering?
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
There were some earlier versions where the palette really suggested some openings/orifices -- mouths and other body parts. There was a red version where the largest "mushroom" looked like an upper lip and the roof of a mouth. Others looked like ears and, er, other parts. So I was considering some version of "Apertures." Even after I changed the palette, I was unable to let go of some of those early associations. I'm really glad to get some fresh perspectives here!
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EarthGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Very nice!! I agree with LaPurr, The first thing I saw mushrooms growing through the bark of a tree. awesome work :)
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
"Through the bark" might be a title option -- thanks for the helpful comment!
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EarthGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Your welcome...So glad I could help :hug:
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LaPurr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Very organic. I immediately thought of forest floors and, most especially, tree fungus: [link]
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infinite-art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Thank you for the link. It is always remarkable to me how much fractal structures resemble nature.
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