*I look up at the darkened sky
Of night after the days gone by
And glowing face does catch my eye
He watches me from place so high
Man in the Moon from myth and lore
Looks down on earth, as has before
While working on his ceaseless chore
Of moving seas, to and from shore
Few days a month he does appear
On schedule that he must adhere
To show his face from glowing sphere
And light the night when skies are clear*
This fractal artwork was inspired by the many different myths about the Man in the Moon from many different cultures throughout many different eras of human history. I still feel the same awe and mysticism when looking up at the full moon as I did as a young child, and can greatly understand and appreciate just how the Man in the Moon has inspired such stories over the ages. You can read more about the origins of the Man in the Moon at the Wiki link I have provided below.
This was created in Apophysis. The original is 4800 × 4800 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 few detail cutaways below. The cutaways are at 33% of the full-size artwork.