The Great American Melting Pot

barrowda

Chapel Hill, United States

Artist's Description

100 Viewings as of 10/30/13
Featured 10/6/13 in Flame Apophysis

An abstract fractal image created primarily in Apophysis 7×15b based on the tutorial  "Volume 67 – Fractal Stars":http://cosmic-cuttlefish.deviantart.com/art/Tut...  by cosmic-cuttlefish on DA in Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Added an Fx with bubble and Julian2 (power -22) plugins. Starting colors from Apo gradient “Vchira 28”.  Color adjustments, special background and layer blending added in GIMP v2.8.   Best if viewed larger.

In an attempt to modify Spiral Galaxy Collisions into red, white and blue as suggested by RB group host Bunny Clark, this image resulted, with the white spiral being fatter and grayer than I was hoping for (somewhat like yours truly-lol) but it sort of looks like cement, and the overall texture and effect is interesting enough that it suggested the title and I felt the symbolism was appropriate for our great democratic experiment.

LYRICS (copied from the Youtube video description, with some editing):

My grandmother came from Russia
A satchel on her knee,
My grandfather had his father’s cap
He brought from Italy.
They’d heard about a country
Where life might let them win,
They paid the fare to America
And there they melted in.
Lovely Lady Liberty
With her book of recipes
And the finest one she’s got
Is the great American melting pot.
The great American melting pot.

America was founded by the English,
But also by the Spanish, Dutch, and French.
The principle still sticks;
Our heritage is mixed.
So any kid could be the president.

You simply melt right in,
It doesn’t matter what your skin.
It doesn’t matter where you’re from,
Or your religion, you jump right in
To the great American melting pot.
The great American melting pot.
Ooh, what a stew, red, white, and blue.

America was the New World
And Europe was the Old.
America was the land of hope,
Or so the legend told.
On steamboats by the millions,
In search of honest pay,
Those 19th-century immigrants sailed
To reach the U.S.A.

Lovely Lady Liberty
With her book of recipes
And the finest one she’s got
Is the great American melting pot
The great American melting pot.
What good ingredients,
Liberty and immigrants.

They brought the country’s customs,
Their language and their ways.
They filled the factories, tilled the soil,
Helped build the U.S.A.
Go on and ask your grandma,
Hear what she has to tell
How great to be an American
And something else as well.

Lovely Lady Liberty
With her book of recipes
And the finest one she’s got
Is the great American melting pot
The great American melting pot.

The great American melting pot.
The great American melting pot.

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