Last week or so I started this little fable not knowing if you’d think it was too pompous and self indulgent. Some of you wanted me to continue so here is Part 2. If you missed part one it is Here
The Ghost in the Machine and The Phoenix having seen
were a little confused and hungry . They decided to go to the local art museum/cafe for a bite to eat, a cup of mocha latte and some stimulating works of art.
The Phoenix fell in love with
“This is close to my heart” said the Ghost. ” It was made with Apophysis just like I was.”
as they studied they listened to a
that was playing on the sound system.
“I think we should catch a”
“and visit the Wizard” said the Phoenix.
The Ghost didn’t like that Idea because he had seen the
and it scared him.
They were just about to leave the cafe when
appeared from nowhere and shouted “it’s the”
To be continued?
People have asked my about my fractal work and why I think that the output of a piece of software that produces fractals is art. After all they say, what did you put into it? Where does you feeling and intent come into the work? One response I give is to ask how is it any different than taking a photo and apply some fancy filter software or “auto paint” tool, and of course they say it’s not and that those programs output is not art either. I have to agree to the extent that if all you do is take the raw output of some random generated parameters or the raw output of the filters then you have put nothing of yourself into the “art”.
I have never really done those things. I admit that a very few of my fractal pieces have had little effort put into the parameter selection, the output from the program is usually cropped, tone manipulated, cut up and used in pieces to create an image very different from the output her is an example or two of very little manipulation
And some with a little more
This one took a lot of work
Try getting a photo filter or auto-paint program to do this!
How much work do you think I put into this?
Ok I have probably put most of you to sleep by now, but I needed to demonstrate that Apophysis can be a tool for creating as can photo filters and auto-paint programs. Sure in some case you can take the easy way out and use the raw output…. SO THE QUESTION is… does raw unaltered output from tis type of software constitute art?