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Escher's Infinite Circle - II

Stacy of She Dreams in Digital has an excellent site full of interesting digital art creations. She offers many fine prints for sale and many great fractals suitable for wallpaper free of charge.

The below is crossposted with permission of Stacy Reed from She Dreams in Digital.

This one was created using the script ~ datagram wrote upon my request and though it takes some real manipulating, in effect, Escher's idea to create an infinite pattern in a predefined shape can be achieved and in such a beautiful way.

Those of you who are familiar with M.C Escher have probably seen his woodcut series titled Circle Limit I - IV in which the center pattern is the largest, and scales down considerably until it is infinite around the perimeter. The other day, I applied a few scripts, and pushed Apophysis to it's limits until something like this began to show. I was truly amazed, and I was so obsessed with this, that I begged Matteo to help me write a script so that I could obtain these results again. I sent him some of my sample flames and he figured it out from there.

I am always amazed at the different things I can achieve with fractal software like Apophysis. With this script, we can now put Escher's vision into a new modern perspective. M.C. Escher was brilliant. Indeed, he was one of the most fascinating artists ever to grace the planet, and he gets all the credit for this one. If you don't know of him, (and I can't imagine that there are many fractal lovers out there who don't) you need to do a google search right now. Go on... do it. You won't be disappointed!

Created with Apophysis only. No postwork.


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