Fracturing the Fabric of Space

Heather Payson

Derry, United States

Artist's Description

This fractal image was created in Apophysis 2.06c 3D hack using some methods that I have been experimenting with recently. An interesting fact is that the texture of my image comes from a transform that uses the julian and disc variations and then was lowered out of the image using z translate, so this variation is not actually seen in the final image, but without it there wouldn’t really be a texture. The second transform which is the actual “fabric” comes from a combination of bubble, pre_blur, rectangles, oscilloscope, bipolar and hemisphere. And the last transform simply uses bubble and pre_blur with a bit of z translate to put it in the correct space. No post or final transforms were used.

And, here’s a bit of me that’s reverting to my good old physics/astronomy (Gotta love physics!):

According to Einstein, space itself can be thought to be like a fabric. Imagine placing a bowling ball on the surface of a mattress. The bowling ball will cause the mattress to dip downwards where it is touching. Imagine this bowling ball to be the Sun now. The planets go around in their ever widening circles because of the way that the Sun is effecting space.

In my picture above, you can see the curving of the space around the sphere. But also, what happens to the sphere if space itself is fractured? Will the sphere sink downwards through the fabric? That is a question that I had once, and I suspect it will be a long time until there is an answer for it.

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