*Web spun from tangled silk of lies
Woven from truth held in disguise
Where trust ensnared, betrayed it dies
No greater thing do I despise

Web better built from silk of gold
Woven from truth all can behold
Where trust is free, instead of sold
No greater thing when truth is told

So earn my trust, earn my respect
Tell me not truths that are suspect
For if false truth I do detect
Then trust from you I can’t expect*

This fractal artwork was inspired by an old quotation from Sir Walter Scott about lying that went ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive’. My biggest pet peave are liars, and always has been. The artwork depicts how a lie can go on to exponentially effect the lives of others to whom the lie is passed.

The greatest example currently is the war in Iraq, which was started from a lie to the American public by it’s leader that Iraq had stockpiled ‘weapons of mass destruction’ and intended to use them. This one lie has devastated families and ruined economies across the globe.

The greatest thing I respect in an individual is their ability to be honest, as then I can grant them the trust that all other things in the relationship will bloom from. So always remember this quotation, as well as, another old adage that says ‘The truth shall set you free!’.

This fractal artwork was created in Apophysis. The original is 6000 × 6000 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. The fractal gradient was created with ApoMap, a gradient editor commonly used with Apophysis. 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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  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakeralmost 6 years ago

    Great work my friend…

  • Thank you, Angie!

    – ArtByDrew

  • AndreJ
    AndreJalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful labyrinth! shelob and charlotte would approve – as do I !

  • Thank you, Andre!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97almost 6 years ago

    love this and the comment with it.

  • Thank you, Gramia97!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Rupert  Russell
    Rupert Russellalmost 6 years ago

    Wow this is great work. Thanks for the details.

  • Thank you, Rupert! And also thanks for taking the time to also read the description! :)

    – ArtByDrew

  • KazM
    KazMalmost 6 years ago

    I am amazed and awed by your brilliance and your willingness to share

  • WOW!! Thank you so much, KazM!! The bubble isn’t the only thing here that’s red right now! (…blush)

    – ArtByDrew

  • HenkStolk
    HenkStolkalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic design

  • Thank you, Henk!

    – ArtByDrew

  • CheyenneLeslie Hurst
    CheyenneLeslie...almost 6 years ago

  • WOW!!! Thank you, cheywings!

    – ArtByDrew

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • Thank you, CanDuCreations!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiover 5 years ago

    Love this image…great work!

  • WOW!! Thank you so much, Donna!

    – ArtByDrew

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

  • WOW!! Mahalo nui loa, Sharon!!

    – ArtByDrew

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