Sunday, November 04, 2007

Another dark abstract impressionist piece -

"Crosstown Traffic"
$50 Unframed - LUCAS GALLERY

digitally manipulated flame by Mick Mather
I suppose it would be correct to say that this piece is an extension of yesterday. At least, in regards to my personal philosophy and the pitfalls of working in this direction. Be that as it may, I fell instantly in love with the original fractal that resulted in this new work and the manipulations therefrom. In my mind, the imagery being produced was reminiscent of a large city at night, looking down from a very tall building upon gridlocked avenues and streets. As I watched, strains of Jimi Hendrix began to filter back up into my consciousness. While thinking of you, I hear the refrain: "Crosstown traffic...all you do is slow me down."

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11 Comments:

Blogger Valaine said...

Oh Wow! Great use of colors and I love the depth of this unique structure that you've created here!

1:48 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

valaine:
Thanks with my usual blush. As I say in more than a few of my recent posts, moving into the direction of fractals is an exciting new dimension for me. Hard as they are to use in the way that I'd like, they're beginning to elicit results that have already exceeded my expectations in particular pieces.

4:32 PM  
Blogger *Itkupilli* said...

Super cool. Fragtals rules!

4:40 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

itkupilli:
I do seem to be infatuated with them lately. Thanks for this positive comment with my usual blush, Kirsi! :)

7:26 PM  
Blogger Elegia said...

This is very interesting view about traffic. I could easily think it has something to do with pollution control. We are pollute our world to the darkness as well as we pollute our minds.

I like this pic!

11:19 PM  
Blogger My name is Robert D'Agostino said...

In all that gridlock I wonder if anyone down there has a shoe on one foot and a slipper on the other

11:25 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Sometimes - and this is one of those times - I would like to see the picture in a much bigger size. I don't know how you made this one, but it's really like traffic. Cars by cars. By night.

3:35 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

At first, I saw herrings, on the second fire works for New Year's Eve.
Very abstract! Like the colours!

4:42 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

elegia:
Thanks for this take on it, Elegia. I can assure you, however, that this has nothing to do with pollution control ... although, traffic surely creates some. :)

rob:
ROFLMAO!!!

hpy:
I know what you mean about wanting to see something bigger. I've been struggling with the issue since this summer but haven't done anything about it yet. We'll see.

susupetal:
Herrings? I don't see any but, as always. it's delightful to hear that you see something completely different. The fireworks, though? Yes, the scene could be illuminated by such a colorful display. :)

5:23 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is very cool! I see what you mean.

It also looks like something organic that grows in rings or layers. Very nice.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
In some sense, Mary, you've nailed it as regards what fractals are and/or do. They're formula generated lovelies that are very much akin to the organic process. They actually do grow in loops, rings, layers, folds and sheer sheets of hue and light. They've come a long way since the early flames and today there are perhaps dozens of mathematical sets to choose from for generation.

11:28 AM  

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