Mind Bender  (G0501) by barrowda

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Entered 11/14/11 in the Reality Riddle challenge in Cutting Edge because this image speaks to the questions of perception vs. reality, altered states, and the concepts explored recently in the book Holographic Universe.
Created in Ultra Fractal and GIMP based on a dA tutorial referenced in this beautiful work by Wolfepaw:

Happy Birthday, Baby!
by wolfepaw

Alternate title: LSD Sugar Cube: A Warning!!

A circular portion of the UF image was distorted in GIMP, and then a spiral gradient added to the background, “photobleached”, and the whole image further distorted with “wave” transform before final render in GIMP as a 3600×2700 pixel .jpg image. Then used GIMP utility “Map as Cube” to create the gray cube below, which was finally distorted with “pinch and whirl” and color inverted. Best if viewed larger.

Created from:

which was created from:

Hologram Abstract (G0498)
by barrowda



Celebrating the milestones of 630,000 Views (7/10/14), 1100 Features (4/26/14) 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 and Artists Universe groups, and active in over 50 other RB groups as a digital/fractal artist using Apophysis, Fractal Science Kit, Ultra Fractal, GIMP and Mandelbulb3D.

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  • Craig Hitchens - Spiritual Digital Art
    Craig Hitchens...over 2 years ago

    So cool! That is really clever David, love it mate!

  • Thanks, Craig! I had no idea what “Pinch and whirl” was going to do before I tried it, but it does make an eye-catching effect, doesn’t it? :o))) David

    – barrowda

  • James Brotherton
    James Brothertonover 2 years ago

    Fabulous UF you created there my friend!

  • Thanks, James!! Either that, or I left the heat on too high in my clothes dryer :o)))

    – barrowda

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouilleover 2 years ago


    Sunday, November 13 2011

    Wonderfully creative!

  • Thank you so much for this honor!! Best, David :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Wendy J. St. Christopher
    Wendy J. St. C...over 2 years ago

    Love this, very cool work!

  • Thank you, Wendy!!! Best, David :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Fabulous . . .

  • Thanks for the fave and comment, and good luck in the challenge!! :o))) David

    – barrowda

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Your outstanding image has been featured at Cutting Edge! Congratulations, barrowda!

    (Please make a visit to our “Showcase” page to see your artwork in the spotlight and congratulate your fellow featured artists of the week!)

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Sorry. Here’s that link! Showcase Page.

  • Thank you very much, Nadya!! Have a great weekend, David :o))) aka Fox :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Azellah
    Azellahover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Please click on the banner below to enter this work in the December Best Of Features Challenge :)

  • Thanks, Charity, I’ve entered the challenge. Best, David :o)))

    – barrowda

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
    (Reminder, only works that receive this banner can be added to this group!)

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