*I dream in color, yes I do
My sleeping eyes enjoy the view
Subconscious mind sees every hue
Neons to pastels imbue
Even during the darkest night
When eyes slumber after day’s sight
My dreams illuminate with light
And not just that of black and white
I know that artists will agree
That black and white is density
Combines with colors that we see
To give us shades on color’s tree*
This fractal artwork was inspired by ongoing studies about whether we dream in color or black and white. The latest scientific study that I have read proved very interesting in it’s findings. Apparently whether we dream in color or black and white is due to cultural influences in the society that we live in. I have provided a link to the final paper on this study below, as it is quite fascinating in scope and I would encourage the curious to review it. I know that I dream in color most of the time… How about you?!
The original is 3000 × 2400 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. The fractal gradient was created with ApoMap, a gradient editor commonly used with Apophysis. The fractal was created as a transparency so it could be layered over the background. The background gradient was created in Photoshop, and the post-processing of layers was also done in Photoshop. Because the original is so large and difficult to see over the internet, I have included a couple of detail cutaways below.