Heartstrings

ArtByDrew

Joined September 2008

Artist's Description

*So many tugs on my heartstrings
I don’t know where to start
So try I will to list some things
These few I will impart

The thickest string that tugs each day
Stroked gently by my wife
With love and passion she does play
The key note in my life

Next comes the chord of parenthood
Three strings that harmonize
And since their birth I understood
Heaven’s not in the skies

The oldest strings played as a pair
By my dear Mum and Dad
Ring notes of hope when in despair
Since I was just a lad

So many other finer strings
Played by the world around
I hear with each new note it brings
Life’s song, the sweetest sound*

This fractal artwork was inspired by the word ‘heartstrings’ that I have heard since I was a tot. I have attempted to give a new spin on this word in both the artwork and poem. I have been a guitarist since I was seven, and it is with that perspective I give this old word new meaning. Strings that play the score of love.

The fractal was created in Apophysis. The original is 6000 × 4800 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. The fractal gradient was created with ApoMap, a gradient editor commonly used with Apophysis. The gradient layer used as the background was created in Photoshop. Because the original is so large and difficult to see over the internet, I have included a couple of detail cutaways below.

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