The Playground

This is my artist’s statement — it’s how I work

I love the artist’s statement, “Blah blah blah blahblah blah blah…” I wish I knew who to credit for it — maybe it’s just an artist’s urban legend. I’m opting here for Show & Tell. To know me, see how I work. I ask “what if” and then find out. So I’m full of questions? So was the ‘satiable Elephant’s Child. Endearing, yes?


See also my former artist’s statement, The Pungent Futility of the Artist’s Statement

Image Tricks Compound Eye


The first two files here are from way back. They’re made by software other than Image Tricks — but I just realized that today. The first has been worked on by FilterForge’s Phase Shift (by garbanzo). It breaks the image up in a way I find interesting.  The grid in image 2 is from a yet-unidentified developer whom I will seek out.


Compound Eye makes the grid but stutters the image across, showing more of the lefthand part of your image on the left and segues to more of the righthand image at the right. Actually not quite as interesting as the other two but still fun to play with.


Variations on Compound Eye are used in artworks #3 through #7. Image Tricks has a vast number of other algorithms to alter your image. Reasonably priced, lots to like.

Gallery not found with Compound-Eye alias

Inward with the Droste Spiral

Playground Layered Shapes

Using Photoshop Paintbucket Tool and Patterns
to Make Abstractions from Photos

LuxDraw by Norbyte

Including a Motif

Blue Light

The App Girih

Tile Photos FX, puzzle-cut mode

The App Scale: Beautiful Fractals

Torso Incognito

3-D Materials

Photoshop Grids

Cutting Up Art with the App Tiles FX

Motion 03: More Complex

Motion 02: Stacked Math Movies

Motion 01: Visual Math and Video Dance

Interference Effects

Years of Tries at 3D Effects

Squiggles with Patterns

3d Models as Paint Brushes, Plus Glazes

3 Images from 1 Source



Compound Eye from ImageTricks







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