First off, thanks to ~s31415
who, in a comment on my journal and later on in his journal, provided the links to the websites that allowed me to do what I'm about to show you now. I've always admired his zoomable images and the amount of detail that they allow you to browse in a fractal, and now I'll be doing that as well, on my more textural fractals that don't depend too much on the overall composition (i.e. texture fields). Here's one I made of my latest fractal "Chaos and Cosmos": [link]
- click the button on the top right for a full screen view to fully appreciate the zoom.
As for the notification, it's really for personal peace of mind, and you're free to ignore it. Some of you may be familiar with the blog Orbit Trap. I'm going to skip the introduction on why I used to like reading the blog and how I became increasingly frustrated with their articles, because the point of this blurb is to provide myself the space for a response to a reply on my comments that the blog doesn't seem to be willing to provide anymore (translate: I'm no longer able to post comments on their blog apparently). I still keep in mind that this might be a technical issue and am willing to apologise if that's the case, though I highly doubt it since this wouldn't be the first time they censor comments on the blog (see [link]
. I don't blame them either because it's really my fault I went and commented in the first place after promising myself that I would no longer do that. Not that anyone should care, but just in case, I would also appreciate if no one raised this issue in comments to their blog because I don't want to be accused of triggering a mob as Kerry Mitchell was.
So, since I can't comment there, here's my final response to Tim's reply ([link]
, in case he finds himself strolling the pages of "Fractalbook" once again and comes across this journal:
"Thanks for the advice but I do read the articles, Tim, and not in one of them do I see a conclusion that shares the positive view of this particular article about graphic design and decorative art being more than 'craft' and being just as valuable as 'real art'. They occasionally hint at that idea and then go on to conclude that decorative art is limited and isn't as valuable as 'fine art'. You can't make such a huge deal about the dichotomy between art and craft and expect people to know when you've dropped the distinction when you use the word "art" and "artwork".
My point specifically, though, is that there is no difference between these images and the ornate UF fractals you so despise - they're all decorative, detailed, complex images with a certain degree of technical achievement. They're all 'craft', and not in a derogatory way. It was you who wrote five articles pointing out that "fractalists" or "fractal enthusiasts" should go beyond ornamentation to be considered "fractal artists". These images that you refer to as "artwork" are not examples of that. Again, I have no problem with these images per se, but perhaps you should make up your mind whether you want to see decorative and ornamental fractal art or not."
Thanks for reading if you did.. Now go back to the zoomable image and have a look