Fractal rendered in UltraFractal 5 from a standard Julia. The Art Nouveau embellishment was added in Photoshop CS.
This is a tribute to my grandmother, Vicci Baker, to whom my sister and I owe our love of art. She called herself a Bohemian, the forerunners of the beatniks of the 1950’s. I remember seeing her in a photograph, wearing the clothing of a flapper, but I could see the intelligence and determination in her eyes.
Vicci was a writer, who traveled the world, visiting every continent but Australia. She brought back exotic artworks from every trip. Her home was a museum to us, filled with masks from Africa, embroideries from Turkey and our favorite, a Matisse painting. She had a library of art and photography books that opened the world to us.