Archive for the 'art' Category

Spiral Shell

Wednesday, February 26th, 2003

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This one has been in progress for some time now. It’s kind of hard to explain how it’s made. Each twist around the outside is a bunch of spheres (stretched out like rice grains), moved around and joined into a single curve. Also, the ones near the ends are smaller than the […]

Variations

Monday, February 24th, 2003

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Variations in color and brightness. The center frame is the unaltered image. The colors are randomly generated. Thanks to Astronomy Picture of the Day for the source image.

Kaleidoscope

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

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Remember those things you used to play with? You look in one end, and the little pieces of stuff move at the other end, and the reflections make amazing patterns out of it. Here’s a variation on that theme.
It has the same triangular mirror setup as a real kaleidoscope and the mirrors image.

Hexagons

Tuesday, January 14th, 2003

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Inspired by, of all things, the bathroom floor. We have hexagonal tiles on the floor, and the idea kind of ran from there. The scattering is randomly generated.

Spiral revisited

Sunday, January 5th, 2003

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This is another view of the earlier spiral. This should make the construction a lot more clear. It’s kind of hard to explain when it looks flat.

Coin

Thursday, December 5th, 2002

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Inspired by Doc Edgerton’s high-speed flash photography, this is a coin flipped through the air, with a strobe lighting it.

Rose revisited

Sunday, December 1st, 2002

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This should clear up how the rose was made. I’m not sure which I like better. Hmm…

Rose

Sunday, December 1st, 2002

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I created this rose for my wife on our 6-month anniversary. (it’s not an anniversary if it’s only half a year, but what do you call it?)

Spiral

Saturday, April 13th, 2002

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Triangles. Only triangles. Lots of triangles.
The view is from above. Each triangle is slightly smaller than the one before, and rotated ever so slightly. The top one is red, for a finished look. The black spirals are the shadows between the layers.
For a different view of […]

Sierpinski Canopy

Thursday, March 21st, 2002

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Take the fractal tree and make it 3-dimensional, making each split go three ways instead of two. Then, don’t draw anything except for the very top layer. The result has distinct similarities to the Sierpinski triangle, as does the fractal triangle.
The shadow is created with a negative light source - one that takes […]