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Bling

ArtByDrew

Joined September 2008

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*Allure of shine
Catches my eye
Must make this mine
This I must buy

I sell my soul
Mortgage the house
To meet the goal
And get for spouse

This shiny thing
Made to be worn
Statement of bling
Looked at with scorn

So let me now
Rethink this thing
Soon disavow
Value of bling

Beauty divine
Priceless in worth
This brightest shine
She’s had from birth*

This fractal artwork was inspired by the human obsession for expensive, shiny things… or ‘Bling’. I have never understood the need for elaborate and gaudy jewelry. I see this sort of thing as more of an arrogant social statement than I do as an adornment to the human form, which is much more beautiful in it’s natural given state in my own opinion.

To prove my point… when you see jewelry photographed for advertisements or catalogs, it is almost always shot alone and not on the body of a model in the location where it would be worn. Think about that for a second… they show clothing ON models, but they show jewelry OFF of models. This is because, in my own opinion again, jewelry does more to detract from the beauty of the human form than it does to complement it.
Remember Gollum… ‘my precious’. LOL

Now some of you may think I’m just cheap, but that is not the case. I will buy my wife jewelry once in awhile, and when I do it is something simple, yet elegant, and of very high quality because my wife feels much the same as I do about ‘Bling’. When I do buy her jewelry, once again, it is more of a social statement to express my love for her with a material symbolism. It is definitely not because I think she looks more attractive while wearing it. Nothing is more beautiful in my eyes than my wife stripped of all clothing, jewelry, and makeup… as nothing can either accentuate or improve upon the natural beauty she was born with, as you can not possibly improve upon perfection! :)

This was artwork created in Incendia. This was my first experiment creating my own base shapes and textures for Incendia. The base shapes were created from within Incendia with the built-in base shape editor. The material textures were created in Photoshop, and then imported into Incendia to use to render the fractal. The fractal is exactly as it was rendered. The only post-processing was to add additional black bordering to the background to bring it to a more standard printing size. Incendia’s maximum rendering size is currently only 3072 × 3072 pixels at 300 pixels per inch.

The original artwork is 3600 × 3600 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. The details are difficult to see over the internet, so I have included a detail cutaway of the central spiral to give you a better idea as the overall detail of the artwork. The cutaway is at 100% of the original size.

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