The premise of the Feedback Fractal Project is to render the image below as a "high relief" sculpture of monumental proportions. A "relief" is a type of sculpture that rises from a flat surface and is not in the round.
The image is a 640 x 480 pixel "JPG" file and the Project has set out to render the 307,200 pixels through Elements that bear the color of the pixel and express a height proportional to the gray scale value of the pixel.
The image has been of interest because it was created by using the video feedback simulator embedded in the "Visions of Chaos" software. I like to think of it as a portrait of "Chaos" - a concept that appears relevant to "Our Time."
The Work has been divided into twelve sections I call "Quadros." Over the past four years, two Quadros have been completed. The first was built at DevelopTown and the second was built at Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis. For the first time the two Quadros will be joined together. A well publicized reception is being planned to mark this auspicious occasion.
This Build describes the making of the armature that will support the 51,200 Elements that comprise the two Quadros. The Build is being recorded and its story will be told in two video episodes.
Episode 1 is entitled "The FEEDBACK FRACTAL Armature Build" "Episode 1 - Making Modules"
Here it is:
Episode 2 is yet to be completed. Its title is "The FEEDBACK FRACTAL Armature Build" "Episode 2 - Joining Two Quadros"
Here is a preview:
The FEEDBACK FRACTAL Armature Build
The Feedback Fractal Project (Project) - building "A Monument For Our Time." As its intent is to build a monumental sculpture, the Project will produce an object d'art. Yet, once begun, the Project has evolved a life and character of its own. I continue to follow the thread woven by the materials, the processes, and the people that come to it and in the end the work will not only be a faithful rendition of an image and a concept, it will also be a tapestry of the story of its making.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY