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His Eye is on the Sparrow  (UF0226) by barrowda

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His Eye is on the Sparrow (UF0226) by 


2211 Viewings as of 10/17/14
Featured 4/13/11 in Fractal Abstracts
Featured 8/30/12 in ART UNIVERSE

from Wikipedia:
The theme of the song is inspired by the words of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible, as referenced by Mrs. Doolittle in Elmira, New York: “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26) and “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31).
Civilla Martin, who wrote the lyrics, said this about her inspiration to write the song based in the scriptures outlined above,
Early in the spring of 1905, my husband and I were sojourning in Elmira, New York. We contracted a deep friendship for a couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Doolittle—true saints of God. Mrs. Doolittle had been bedridden for nigh twenty years. Her husband was an incurable cripple who had to propel himself to and from his business in a wheel chair. Despite their afflictions, they lived happy Christian lives, bringing inspiration and comfort to all who knew them. One day while we were visiting with the Doolittles, my husband commented on their bright hopefulness and asked them for the secret of it. Mrs. Doolittle’s reply was simple: “His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” The beauty of this simple expression of boundless faith gripped the hearts and fired the imagination of Dr. Martin and me. The hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” was the outcome of that experience.
—Civilla Martin

Created in Apophysis 7x v14 starting with the flame parameters for Pink Nautilus kindly shared by Wolfepaw and reproduced here:

Pink Nautilus
by wolfepaw

Rendered with Julia3D plus escher in the final transform as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers and a black background, mirrored and color adjusted with an added circular gradient and a supernova with lens flare in GIMP v2.6, then saved in .jpg format, and finally scaled up in UF.

Celebrating the milestones of 750,000 Views (11/14/14), 1300 Features (11/30/14) and prizes in the 2012 – 2014 CHANL Scientific Art Competitions. A Featured Member of Apophysis Tutorial Fun Group, Bryce and Beyond, Brain Science, Brain Arts, Digital Art at its Best and Artists Universe groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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Comments

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 3 years ago

    Ooooh, I love this, David! Wonderful color and design! I love the sparrow heads in the center. I’m so glad you got good use from the params.

  • Thank you, Peggi, I’m so glad you like it, and that you added it to your favorites. It has a lot of gimp work in it, too, for which I also owe you full credit. In a lot of ways I think this may be my best work yet, and certainly could make a good Easter card between the theme and the Spring colors.

    – barrowda

  • Hi Peggi – just wanted to call your attention to another variation from these params that I hope you will also like:

    Sunset in Paradise (UF0239)
    by barrowda

    – barrowda

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    A gorgeous fractal artwork with fantastic colors David

  • Thank you so much, Thea! I had a great starting point :o)

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    This is fabulous David. Beautiful sparrows with such blue eyes! :)

  • Thank you, Jackie! I couldn’t post it in ATF since it wasn’t from a tut (at least not one we’ve done yet, though Peggi suggested I should create one about it) but I certainly could not have done it without some of the things I’ve learned there. D

    – barrowda

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    Well if Ms. Peggi can get us a tut that she worked from, then it could go in. :) And I am very glad to see what we are learning at ATF is being used on our own goodies without tuts. :)

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    Of course, IF she worked from one. lol

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the fave, Hugh, this one exceeded my expectations :o)

    – barrowda

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much, Kathleen! This one is special to me both for the way it turned out, and because our wonderful friend, Wolfepaw, shared her params with me and urged me to acquire and master GIMP…another great example of RB help between artists. Best, David

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    this is gorgeous David……love the colours…. :)

  • Thank you so much, Pam! Since you left this nice comment, it received a Feature – yay!!!

    – barrowda

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your April 13, 2011 feature in Fractal Abstracts!

  • Wonderful news, Kathleen! Thank you so much, David

    – barrowda

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    well deserved…. :)

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