Invictus

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Chapel Hill, United States

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Featured 12/9/13 in Art Universe
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Inspired by, and dedicated to, the unconquerable spirit of Nelson Mandela.

Created initially in Apophysis 7×15b as an abstract fractal based on the Sahar Tutorial by Epogh on DA from Forum #45 in Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Additional work to emulate Mandela’s cell on Robben Island performed in GIMP v2.8, including use of Polar Coordinates distort filter. Best if viewed larger.

Invictus
_by William Ernest Henley _

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

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