Thursday, January 29, 2009

Buried under layers of gloom and cynicism

Things have been pretty grim around here lately, what with the weather and the economy and the beginnings of the worst final grind at school. But in the middle of all of it, I find that I'm making pictures with hearts in them. I don't quite know where that's coming from.

Several of them are deep-ish Mandelbrot zooms, which I have been finding interesting again. I seem to go through these spells where I want to go digging around in familiar places to see if anything new turns up, exploring the distortions of pattern around the minibrot molecules. So here's a simple, single-layer image, just a bit too early for February.

Valentine Rising