Well, it has taken some time for me to get everything together for the preliminary launch of the Spangler Imagery website. It has been months in the making, though most of the time that has passed since I first purchased the domain name has been involved with procrastination. Of the thousands of images I have created, I have debated dubiously over which ones should be included. I have also become involved with several other programs and leaning their use, been about building up a social network marketing strategy, creating more and more fractals,.. believe me, it has not been time wasted!
So, the site begins with four galleries, featuring around five hundred images. All of these images are much larger than the ones you will view here, and are made to poster size, or larger. Some would literally measure over eight feet, in print, and a few, possibly larger. I have a few of the images listed here published to my Art and Print sites; on these sites you will find images that are not included here, for purchase. Spangler Imagery can be found on Deviant Art, and Zazzle. Enough said,..
In the first gallery you will find "Three Dimensional" imagery (Fractals) that have been created and rendered using a program called 'Mandelbulb 3D'. It is my favorite program, and one I have created thousands of images with. I enjoy not only crafting the Fractal, but creating the various color schemes that go into the image. I would say that this program is one of the most advanced for the creation of Fractals, and as such, has a high learning curve. There are few that reside in this class of program, however.
In the second gallery you will find "Two Dimensional" imagery (Fractals) that have been created and rendered using a program called "Sterlingware 2". I discovered this program some time back, when it was first released, and have had an 'on-again, off-again' relationship with it. Sterlingware is not a very popular program, again because of the learning curve (some would argue, "What curve; its almost impossible to understand!"). Yes, it is not very intuitive, and has taken me to create nearly four thousand images to be able to say that it is, finally, worth it. The few other artists who have stuck it through, and gotten across the mountain top of a curve, probably would agree; 'There are better programs for creating and even learning about Fractal creation, than this one."
I call these images 'two dimensional' because they are flat, created along one plane and require a lot of effort to differentiate and vary the effects, to produce a pleasing image.
In gallery three you will find "The Mushroom Soup Project" (Fractals) that were created using the Mandelbulb 3D program. These images were made by myself in the span of three days (I have insomnia and A.D.D. - wonderful combination!). I created these images in series, because I enjoyed the specific details created with a certain combination of fractal formula and effects. each has a customized color scheme, though a few do share the same scheme. I have left out but a few images of the series due to trying to optimize this site for Mobile viewing, and the images would not have been easily viewed.
In Gallery Four you will find "Fabstractalism" imagery (Fractal) created using the "Mandelbulb 3D" program; once again. I have long viewed Fractals as being an abstract form of art, having a quality that is similar to "Rorschach" tests - that being that, no matter what I might title a good any of these images, the viewer will inevitably describe something different;.. You see what is there, spoken from your own subconscious. And, no, I didn't put it there. having our brains wired for subconscious reactions, facial recognition, emotions and experiences, we all have a data-base that is different than anyone else. it makes us truly unique; as unique as any fingerprint.
In creating these 'Fabstractalism" images, and calling them such, I coined a new niche in art, for my imagery. A number of individuals, from art professors, and students alike, and a couple of critiques, have remarked that they have never seen, or heard, of such before. In their full size, and in all their glory, I must admit, some are quite entrancing.
I hope that you enjoy these images. They are here for your enjoyment; just keep in mind, I am sharing them, not giving them away. If you see a particular image and have any questions, or comments, please feel free to leave a comment following this journal entry.
Peace, Power, Freedom and Happiness!
P. R. Spangler
Aka Spangler Imagery
October 30, 2013