Amber Droplets

Bunny Clarke

Vista, United States

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There are many myths surrounding the origin of amber. In Greek mythology, Ovid wrote about Phaethon, who convinced his father Helios, the Sun God, to allow him to drive the chariot of the sun across the sky for a day. He drove too close to the earth, setting it on fire. To save the earth, Zeus struck Phaethon out of the sky with his thunderbolts, plunging him into the sea. His sisters (the Heliades, the daughters of Helios, the Sun), turned into poplar trees on the bank of the Eridanus River,

“Where sorrowing they weep into the stream forever. And each tear as it falls shines in the water, a glistening drop of amber.”

Created in Apophysis 7X with postwork done in Photoshop to enhance the lighting and transparencies of the design. I wanted the lighting to shine through as if these were “real” glass or amber beads.

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Featured in:
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Globes, Spheres and Curves Jan 2010
Fractal Paradise Sep 2010
Julias & Mandelbrots Sep 2011
Tuesday Afternoon Sep 2011
Art Universe May 2015

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