This is named for the original params of a spiral shell that were shared with me and I tweaked my little blue brains out on them. This was one of my favorite results. It looks a little like cloisonne beads to me.

Made in Apophysis 2.08 3D Hack and postwork in Photoshop CS.

I hope you like it.

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Featured in Fractal Art Frenzy Nov 2009

Featured in Spectacular Spirals 10-28-10

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I am a recent fractal artist, just since 2008. I have fallen in love with this type of art because of the infinite variety of form, fabulous colors and great lighting effects that can be achieved. The software is mostly free and I dabble with most of them. If you enjoy fractal art, please take a look at my gallery. I would be thrilled if you stop by and say “Hi” and make a comment (or not)!

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  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredover 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL love what you did here

  • Thank you so much! I truly appreciate the support you’ve given me and my work. You’re a pussycat!

    – wolfepaw

  • Suzanne Chouinard
    Suzanne Chouinardover 4 years ago

    Amazing work.! Wonderful spiral wich seems to be made with little jewels.

  • Thank you very much! I"m so glad you like it. I was surprised when this emerged from the smoke of some heavy tweaking. These params make a wonderful shell and that’s what I was working on at the time. All of sudden, this amazing beaded spiral showed up and I said, “I think I’ll stop here”.

    – wolfepaw

  • myxtl
    myxtlover 4 years ago

    They do resemble cloisonne beads. Simply marvelous!

  • Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback. I wish I had a strand of these.

    – wolfepaw

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 4 years ago

    fantastic…this should be a very large print…

  • Thank you, Scott! I’ve resized it, so it’s available up to a medium poster.

    – wolfepaw

  • Rupert  Russell
    Rupert Russellover 4 years ago

  • WOW!! Thank you so much! I’m really honored to be included in your wonderful feature and I sincerely appreciate the support for my work.

    – wolfepaw

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerover 4 years ago

    congrats!! well deserved!

  • Thank you, Scott! I’m so tickled to be featured. This is one of my favorites. I really like the bead-like quality to it. I’m glad someone else liked it, too.

    – wolfepaw

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 4 years ago

    WoW! This leaves me totally breathless- it’s really, totally beautiful!!

  • WOW! What a nice thing to say! I really appreciate your comment.

    – wolfepaw

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Very nice!! . . .

  • Thank you.

    – wolfepaw

  • TeAnne
    TeAnneover 4 years ago

    This is so pretty, Congrats

  • Thank you very much. I really appreciate the feedback.

    – wolfepaw

  • saEnarts
    saEnartsover 4 years ago



    – wolfepaw

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