The following variant and resource images which I made along the way, I release into the Public Domain:
Variant via the Filter Forge "side to side" filter by Skybase:
An alpha resource via the Filter Forge Terrain Hightfield Generator by LigH; I used this (and variants of it) as a transparency channel in filter layers to make uneven interesting application of filters:
Images link to 4200x px resolution images, free for personal use.
What does the colored version make you think of / feel / postmodern / angst / ruminate / ritualize? If you do not know, the COMPUTER-GENERATED POSTMODERN "ARTIST STATEMENT" DRAWING HAT can tell you what you should think of (and were an uninformed, unwashed fool for not thinking of). My thoughts hidden at the end of the post with a "show" link. The drawing hat just now produced:
During the days in the exhibition in which this work is featured, visitors walk over and occupy territory usually reserved for videos. The ambiguous signification of deep space is, upon close inspection, confounded by the next generation of Greek immigrant experience in various stages of the world of Frederic Kunath.
Whooooooa. That's totally deep.
Here also is the original vector art which may have unexpected fill patterns–I didn't check; I just ran my color fill randomization script against it. The vector source and these images are free for personal use. Click the below image to open the original .svg file.
I think it's a very happy coincidence that my first run of the random color fill script produced grass-like color below and sky-like color above. (It actually produced rather dark blues, which burdened the image. I lightened them up to be more sky-like.) Earth and sky . . . with some wierdness or fun in-between.
And since you're indulging me, I googled Frederic Kunath (and got the corrected spelling), and found this tripe under his name; my responses are interspersed.
Inextricably entwining the experience of the ordinary with the sublime, Friedrich Kunath's work explores interior sensation, recontextualization and abstraction, and oppositional relationships that propel emotional experience.
First, please don't noun verbs gratuitously. You could have just written "opposed." Second, no, it doesn't. That sentence only makes sense in a way that cannot communicate anything of direct value. That statement is in outer space, or an inner space that no one can (or should) comprehend. In trying to restate it in clearer terms, this is what I got:
His artwork totally mixes ordinary with awesome, and makes us think of the thinky things inside us that change and oppose and are, like, abstract–and things that oppose each other that make us feel the things. The awesome things.
DUDE. USE THAT INSTEAD. So much better. So much more honest.
Within his painting, installation, and sculpture, images and objects build upon themselves in a layered stream of consciousness driven by the autobiographical, the conceptual, and the emotional.
No, they don't do that. I see some layered things in his art. But they don't make me think of his or mine or anyone's autobiography–much more strike me as some representation of consciousness. There is absolutely nothing here other than this dumb statement that would ever make me think of anything even remotely near that concept–and I'm not seeing or feeling anything specially conceptual or emotional. I am affected by the works. There's something cool and emotional about them, and I say that sincerely. But try for your statement instead:
He makes different kinds of art, and that's cool. If you could make your brain fart loudly enough to make you believe his art touches a totally deep, personal story, that would be awesome! Especially if it was like, conceptual, like, "high concept," you know?! Like an elevator pitch that made people cry! Booyeah!
The act is an embrace of existence –
What act? You refer to no action at all as if there was some act going on. Wow! Your inflated series of nouns–and an invented verby noun–! are so, like, actionous!
I'm not getting your vibe here. Actually, I am, and I hate it: self-important.
both vibrant and mundane – where irony and melancholy coalesce with his version of "sad optimism," and nostalgia wanders between past and future. Together, disparate yet individually familiar elements propose a kaleidoscopic view of somewhere between dreamscape and reality.
I can't. I just can't.
That! That is what my artist statement drawing hat mocks!
The last sentence is the only one I could maybe stretch my disbelief to see in the paintings, but I'm not into this poetic tone over art. I'd rather you just say . . . I don't know. Probably nothing. We don't have to write blasted thesis statements about art, and it's usually pointless to try. Leave the rest to professors who can make statements about art whose creators are dead, so they aren't around to say "What?!" Or about art whose creators are alive and wearing the Emperor's new clothes.
I make exceptions where there's actually substance or poetry to the statements. I don't see enough of that to generally recommend that any artist or curator so write. Not that I'm in a place to recommend. This is my blog. I'm ranting.
Click or tap the image for a high resolution version, free for personal use. If you want a print please leave a comment. ~ Based on something I started way back in 2003. Gah. I'm old. This is however a near overhaul of that. Created with Corel Painter, Filter Forge, and Photoshop. ~ A hoity-toity robot talks about this at: http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Works utilize this medium today. A concrete form with various organisations, including the work /Black Out/, in which imagination, dreams, and death are largely intuitive: preferring that the settlers went on to study sociocultural trends in photography, media and intellectual creativity in masterpieces of probably the most loved French post-impressionist masters.
Produced via http://s.earthbound.io/autobrood ~ I randomly generated a lot of fractals, picked pretty ones, and interbred them. This fractal results from alternating the genes of 2016 11 14 21 22 46 962407600 and 2016 11 14 21 53 58 616402600.
The first thumbnail here links to a 9000px wide image. The other two link to 2400px wide images.
Software used: Solidworks, 3ds Max, Filter Forge, Photoshop. The horizontal and vertical painterly streaks and stripes are a side effect of the Sketchy Painting Filter Forge filter extending the effect from where an opaque area borders a transparent (alpha) area in an image. I deliberately used that side effect here. It may only work with a previous version of Filter Forge and/or the mentioned filter :/ A hoity-toity robot talks about these at:
I wholly created all of the following images, and I release them into the Public Domain.
This first was a test of custom brushes for Krita.
The second shown here, which explores how different kinds of color blindness may be in the perception of those who suffer that, evolved from an attempt to make all of the hues appear as the same shade of gray when desaturated (wondering just how much saturation and desaturation can hide and reveal), which led to wondering about color blindness.
I also used it in a flat-mapped texture across a 3D noise terrain in 3ds Max, of which the following are examples.
I've made hundreds of these, and not yet posted them. [Edit 2015-06-28 naming them, and all of my art, is a computer science project. I've written the naming scripts, and I may soon upload so much art.] I think this could be a procedurally painted cave wall, an alien terrain height map generator, or whatever. You can shift the hues in them all by an equal amount and get wildly different color results. Desaturate them, and you have a relatively uniform black/white/gray mountain height/whatever map that you can use e.g. as random opacity maps in abstract art. You can mix them up in abstract art, smear the colors around, and get freaky cool stuff.
Imported them into 3ds Max (you have to use the 32-bit version of at least max 2013 with the import file open in SolidWorks to do this)
Collapsed them to editable polys, and with SoulBurn scripts, painted them over a terrain with random scale and orientation, and applied random material IDs between 1-100
Applyied a custom multi-sub material with a hundred different fractal flame/winamp milkdrop textures that apply by randomized material id (embedded yet further in a composite material with an alpha/edge blend mask)
Rendered a gray under-painting and several layers of randomized material color over-paintings
Mucked around with those in so many different layers with color cloning palette knives and oil paint in Painter, and auto-cloning, erasing, blending in various layer modes, etc.
Mucked around with all those so many times in Photoshop
Mucked around with those in turn so many times in Painter
To navel gaze a bit, I read some brat on the internet refer to so much abstract art as "sh&# that passes off as self-expression." Too bad for him. He's missing out. He doesn't have to like anything, but it's just stupid and rotten to demean something as sub-standard merely because one does not like it.
Too much of culture's level of dialogue is really depressing. Oh, wait. I just referred to it as culture.
Speaking of sh&#, I wasn't pleased to revisit this work, and reworked it. Here's the original. I'm curious whether you think this new version is an improvement. I think it is. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It's just rude to derisively cut down anything that anyone thinks is beautiful, that's all. If I don't like something that someone else does, I think that's my failing, not theirs. Blah blah :) the previous version:
I like the colors, texture, smears and general forms of this original better than my revised version, but I prefer clarity of form (even for something semi-abstract) over that. The original was so indistinctly formed as to be a pretty blur, which would better be incorporated as part of some other work.
I think I'd like even better something that harmonizes or interestingly combines the two. I may yet make a third revision.