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M3D: Matryoshki (Матрешки) Doll Faceoff on Mirror Lake  (G0971) by barrowda

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M3D: Matryoshki (Матрешки) Doll Faceoff on Mirror Lake (G0971) by 

1291 Viewings as of 2/2/15
Featured 11/23/12 in Art Universe
Featured 11/26/12 in 3D Fractals and More
Featured 11/29/12 in The Best of RedBubble
Featured 12/7/12 in Fantasy & Mystical Things
Featured 12/10/12 in Magic of Mirrored Images
Voted 5th place in the 2013 CHANL Scientific Art Competition

Created in Mandelbulb3D v1.7.9.9 starting with parameters from Reflections by Mandelcr8tor
Image mirroring added in GIMP v2.8. Best if viewed larger.

Entered in the 2013 CHANL Scientific Art Competition as
Nesting Doll Faceoff on Mirror Lake
with the following description:
This work utilizes a three-dimensional fractal software program called Mandelbulb3D, which has expanded the classic two-dimensional Mandelbrot set into infinite new possibilities of art and mathematical discovery. Important concepts such as symmetry, infinite series, and Snell’s Law are illustrated along with cultural reference to Matryoshki, the Russian nesting dolls traditionally carved from wood and painted by hand. I continue to explore avenues for this artform to enhance interest among adults and scholastic youth in Computing, Science, Mathematics and lifetime general learning. 3D art may soon merge with the recent availability of personal 3D printing, leading to “fractal sculptures”.

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Celebrating the milestones of 800,000 Views (1/9/15), 1400 Features (2/14/15) 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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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Very lovely piece. Wonderful work.

  • Thank you, Bunny, these are great params to work from, though the reflections rendering takes twice as long as the main image :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 2 years ago

    Bro, just adore and love what you do, so good and so beautiful, always with love

  • Thanks for your fave and sweet words, Sis!! Hugs and love to you :o)))

    – barrowda

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 2 years ago

    Very cool!! . . .

  • Thanks for your fave and comments, Hugh, I may yet become a light bender :o)))

    – barrowda

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    11-23-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you very much, Kira!! I am very proud of this one – the colors, 3D effects, design, and of course, a little humor, are all there :o)))

    – barrowda

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    11-26-12. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Please visit the forum post to see the other featured images and congratulate the artists.

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your November 29, 2012 feature in The Best of Red Bubble places this image among the best of the best. Please visit the forum post to see the other featured artworks.

  • Thank you very much for this wonderful honor, Kathleen!! Much appreciated :o))) David

    – barrowda

  • abstractjoys
    abstractjoysabout 2 years ago

    Well David, you constantlyamaze me. Gorgeous work, imagination, and beautiful reflections you have going on here.

  • Thank you so much for your fave and wonderful comments, Carolyn. It seems they make a new version of Mandelbulb3D about every month, and the recent addition of transparency as part of the reflections module is really supporting some beautiful, glassy effects like we can sometimes achieve in Apo :o)))

    – barrowda

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 2 years ago


    beautiful work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you!! What a marvelous welcome to your group :o))) David

    – barrowda

  • Kaleidoking
    Kaleidokingabout 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnson25 days ago


  • Thanks, Nadya!! This is one of my personal faves :o)))

    – barrowda

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