Created in Fractal Science Kit using a new transform called Rectangular Limit, this two-dimensional image appears to be a 3D box with shadowed elements “inside”, but on closer inspection, it really isn’t clear what is really in or out.
This work is dedicated, by a loving son, to Professor Emeritus Emily Stacy Barrow,
July 2, 1927 – December 2, 2010. May she finally rest in eternal peace.
Though wonderfully humble by nature, my mother was a remarkable person; a pioneering scientist in a field with very few women, an effective advocate for civil rights and workplace fairness on behalf of those who had no voice, a volunteer for the poor in our community, and a champion for creation of men’s and women’s alcoholism recovery houses. For a time after her retirement, she provided genetic counseling for couples facing the anguishing risk of giving birth to hemophiliac children. She found great joy in singing in her church choir and teaching adult Sunday School classes, but did her best to avoid notoriety for any of her charitable endeavors. She persevered for 16 years after colon cancer with subsequent Crohn’s disease, and for the past 10 years after a massive heart attack, but her mind was sharp and her spirit delightful right to the end. She was such a positive influence on so many lives that I know many will carry forward kindness to others in the spirit of her best intentions. Please know, dear friends at RB, and others who may read this, that my brothers and I are at peace knowing that our mother peacefully spent her last few hours in a beautiful hospice setting, exactly according to her wishes and on her own terms, and this gentle and merciful end comes as a blessing. It was the greatest imaginable gift to have such a fine person, always with a delightful sense of humor, as a mother and a lifelong friend and confidante. Thank you for reading this tribute, and for your constantly supportive encouragement of my efforts at becoming a better digital artist, David.