Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)I visited Marks homepage and discovered this message left by his brother.
"This is Simon, Mark's brother, with the terribly sad news that Mark passed away last week.
This was a huge shock to us all.
I helped him set up his PC with all his drawing tools so knew how much he adored producing his bespoke digital artwork and how much the Deviant art community meant to him.
On his behalf I'd like to thank you all for the friendship and support you've shown and would ask you to pause for a minute at 14:20 on Monday 1st October. (British Summer Time)
With Kind Regards.
As Mark often quoted.
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
realized that I am among the trees,
the plants, the grass, the sky. The trees know
Last Honor for a recently passed away deviantHello there fello friends, watchers and deviants...Last Honor for a recently passed away deviant1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
One week ago was a sad day for the family of :iconkram666: and the deviant community.
He passed away at the age of only 48. Him who was so dedicated to digital art will never leave anyone of us a comment or reply to those given to him. He will never again fill our inboxes with his colorful fractals or cute photos of the foxes.
But even if his body has passed away - he will stay alive within us and within the art in his gallery.
I'm sure that he is somewhere where he can still appreciate our support of his art, so this is my hommage to a wonderful artist AND his family.
With heartfelt condolences,
eremite by kram666pendulum by kram666
orange snap by kram666:thumb
In Memory of Mark (kram666)We are sure many of you in the fractal world, here at dA, know of the terrible loss of one of the most amazing fractal artists kram666. Mark was not only a fantastic fractal artist, but also a great friend to many and always full of the nicest things to say. I know I was always dumbfounded why he would ever fave any of my fractals when they never even came close to the work he did, but he was always full of encouragement and never once let a thank you go by without saying, "You're welcome." I know James and I will also miss the wonderful photos of his dear foxes, as well as his gentle free spirit that made dA a nicer place for so many of us. He will truly be missed by us all.In Memory of Mark (kram666)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Every time we fire one up, we will be thinking of you, Mark!
A Tribute to :iconkram666:
Some of his spectacular fractals:
Tribute to a fallen comradeTribute to a fallen comrade1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Turn on, tune in, drop out"
As most of you know by now, our community has lost a dear friend and wonderful artist
who always had kind words and support for everyone of us who knew him.
Rest in peace Mark, you will be sorely missed my friend!!
phasors by kram666 extraction by kram666
friction by kram666 frontier by kram666 respond by kram666
isolation by kram666 concentration by kram666
deciphering by kram666 energy by kram666
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
realized that I am among the trees,
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! - Stop Joseph KonyWhat would you do if you saw your brother or sister getting killed? What would you do if you were forced to kill your parents? What would you do if you had to escape, night after night, just to not get captured by people who will force you to kill others?IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! - Stop Joseph Kony2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For us this is absoltely impossible to imagine what it has to be like and every single one of us knows that it is wrong! Sadly, this does happen. There is a man out there forcing children to kill their loved ones. A man by the name of Joseph Kony. Whats even worse is that no one knows about him, he is completely invisible to the world. To this day he is still out there committing these unthinkable crimes, and no one is stopping him. We must stop Joseph Kony.
But what can we do to stop such an injustice? We can make his name known. We can spread the word. We can make the world see him. I may be just one voice, but with this one voice I can tell countless others, who in turn, can tell even more people. We are lucky enough
#120: Fractaling - In Loving MemoryGood morning! Welcome to this special edition of Fractaling!#120: Fractaling - In Loving Memory1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Probably most of you already knows we lost one of our fellow artist last week, kram666. As I'm not that good with words, I decided to use the Fractaling feature to gather all the nice thoughts people had for him.
I didn't know him very well, but I feel I should join the community with my condolences.
for Mark... by iytj in memoriam Mark )kram666) by fraterchaos Tune in - Turn On - Drop Out by skyzyk Kram666 by catelee2u Mandelbulb by TiamatHeart
A Community says GoodbyeI believe the number of journal entries about Mark's passing away are testaments to the fraternal love that we have for the members of our community. I found the reactions heartwarming. Mark was a very good friend here for me, as he was for many people here. He was always encouraging people and never had a bad word to say, We would comment back and forth every day. Uncanny how you can get close just by using the internet. It always amazes me. I will miss him greatly. Here's a send off my good friend from your friends here at Deviant Art.A Community says Goodbye1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FAREWELL MARC ! by DorianoArt
Here are some of faves of Mark's, It was hard to pick.
baffling by kram666 baffling by kram666 mindset by kram666 fringe by kram666 spectrum sun by kram666 purple loonie by kram666 resistance by kram666 impact by kram666
The Healing Power of MusicSince the beginning of recorded history, music has played a significant role in the healing of our world. Music and healing were communal activities that were natural to everyone. In ancient Greece, Apollo was both the god of music and medicine. Ancient Greeks said, "Music is an art imbued with power to penetrate into the very depths of the soul." These beliefs were shared through their Doctrine of Ethos. In the mystery schools of Egypt and Greece, healing and sound were considered a highly developed sacred science. Pythagoras, one of the wise teachers in ancient Greece, knew how to work with sound. He taught his students how certain musical chords and melodies produce definite responses within the human organism. He demonstrated that the right sequence of sounds, played musically on an instrument, could actually change behavior patterns and accelerate the healing process.The Healing Power of Music2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Plato shared this profound
Memorial DayToday, we honor America's real heros.Memorial Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For love of country, they accepted death.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
They served, and died, so that we might live, FREE.
In their honor, we must always cherish and passionately guard the LIBERTY they died defending..
Just a little reminder of what Memorial day ia ll about.
Thank you for your sacrifice....
KONY:2012 - Save the Children. Stop At Nothing.I'm sure a lot of people may have been hearing about this recently, and if not, then I'm surprised. I realize this video is long, but please ignore the length. This is very urgent, and very, very important. And I assure you, that if you don't want children to be abducted, mutilated, forced into sexual slavery, and forced to kill others, including their own parents, then this video is worth every single second of it's time. Please watch and spread the word. Joseph Kony must no longer be invisible to the world if he is to be stopped. All we have to do to save these kids is make Kony famous.KONY:2012 - Save the Children. Stop At Nothing.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: There's been a lot of controversy about supporting this, but not the Inv. Children organization. I completely agree. While Inv. Children is not the best charity by far, though, this is still a good thing to make people aware of. And at the very least, being aware of things going on in the world is a step. You don't have to donate to Inv. Children - In fact, I encourage you not
Kram666.....We Will Miss YouMany of you know that we have lost a precious and talented artist in :iconkram666:.....also known as Mark.Kram666.....We Will Miss You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
His cheerful comments and and fantastic fractals will be forever remembered by those who came to know him here in the Deviant Art community......and especially in the fractal art community.
Below is just small sampling of the many outstanding, colorful and unique works created by him, as well as photographs of Roxy and Ronny, and a sample of his outstanding work in macro photography..........
camellia by kram666transformation by kram666ancestors by kram666consequences by kram666Roxy 489 by kram666Ronny 165 by kram666Ronny and Roxy by kram666Roxy and Ronny ( daughter ) by kram666
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean. I felt my connections
A few beautiful images from My favouritesA few beautiful images from My favoritesA few beautiful images from My favourites2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
labelledautomne by roserika
Come to Me by AprilLight:thumb316679788::thumb316563306:Aquaria by DragonDewSilent Melodies by LovesRedRose
autumn is coming by vanesagarkovaFairy Manga by cavamiUnreal Place by AngeliaArt:thumb297063152:Melancholy by LovesRedRoseZhang Ziyi manga by cavami
Among Daisies by maiarcitaRevelations by LanaArtsContemplacion by MariaJoseHidalgoFree Spirit by Melanie-J-HowlePrincess of Warriors by NatsPearlCreation
Rozar lo intocable by MariaJoseHidalgoPer aspera ad astra by PerlaMarinaFalling For You Again by NatsPearlCreationThe Way Home by LovesRedRoseEternal Flame by igreenyForest Princess by VampireDarlla
Beauty by eveningstars242Moonlight Calls by kimsolMermaid *Goodbye* by brandrificusSirenetta by Nataly1stDangerous Fog by vampirekingdom
- Gothic Shrine - by SandyLynxLet my Dream fly away by Nataly1st:thumb205800416:The Moment by FP-Digital-ArtPersephone by cgaddictworldloved by someone by febbymarcel
Lania by afugattScented Swamplands by kayandjay100Golden Blooms by SuicideBySafetyPinSunny Day by coby01Fleurs by Velvet--GloveHappy Birthday! by lady-AquaLena
Stone Flower by heyday93Tingeling 42 by KattvingePainted Petals by karlajkittyIntense... by LaxmiJayarajNightShade by jim373Kattvinge by afugatt
Flower on The Mountain by broshsaraLa vie en rose by malaladanilaTwo Orange roses by Heidi-V-Art:thum
Premium ContentI just wanted to tell you that while there WILL be Premium Content Resources by me, this does NOT mean I will be stopping to give the greatest part out for free just like I've been doing for years.Premium Content2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What you probably WILL be seeing from me is more stock than before because I have tons of image
MARKI know there are many tribute/dedication/memorial pieces out there, and I'd be happy to feature them here, if you just let me know about them. In the Meantime, I found this GLORIOUS piece, just today, (Tues. 10/9/2012) that just BEGS to be shown...MARK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please give the artist some love for her awesome, breathtaking image...
and some others I have found
from Mark's brother, Simon
and a few from the Mark's Memorial folder in :iconfractalphiles:
ROXY and RONNY by DorianoArt Tune in - Turn On - Drop Out by skyzyk Tribute to Mark by Daeurth &
Neil ArmstrongApollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the surface about 15 hours later. All three astronauts returned to Earth safely after travelling in space for 8 days. and today on August 25,2012 we lost him so in his honor here are a couple of videos.Neil Armstrong2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one was done back in 2009 for the 40th anniversary of his walk on the moon.
This one is the actual walk on the moon.
Colors of the SunColors of the Sun2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is almost here!
This feature of some of my favorites that represents the colors in the sun.
Hope you enjoy.
Please visit the galleries of these fantastic artists.
The Arc Of Light by xzendor7Acacia Afternoon by timemitFractal Horizons-Proba by pondcypress
Sacred Rebirth by SenzuneWhen the Spaceman Finds a Safe Haven by CoffeeToffeeSquirrelSojourner by Ton-K300
:thumb267486199:Lowlands by Ton-K300WDC_02 by relhom
:thumb260801871:Heart of Gold by Imith88I Wanna Go To The Sun by jim373
Wild Sunflower by Joe-Lynn-DesignEl Vaquero Nebula by CasperiumInvention of Gods by pbxn109
Makin' a Mess by VickyM72Serene Scene by VickyM72Cabbage Patch by skyzyk
MANDELBULB MANDALA by DorianoArtIn the Kingdom by jim373Look at You Look at Me by Ocalapoolguy
Sprial 27a by fractalystUltimo Orange by ShippDWave Energy by ilnanny
Global Warming +11Please see updates at the end of the journal.Global Warming +112 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just finished reading the book COLLAPSE, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succed by Jared Diamond.
The book presents a detailed and sometimes tedious list of reasons for which some past societies have disappeared. A major reason, or in some cases the only reason, for that collapse is the mismanagement of ecological problems. Either the problem was neglected, or was discovered but not solved appropriately or solved with the wrong response.
We are generally well informed about global warming and probably tend to simplify the problem by taking just this issue. Al Gore's "The Inconvenient Truth" has contributed to clarify and spread this danger. However, the book in question identifies 12 major ecological problems, one of which is global warming.
As a very brief and biased summary of the book, I include below the list of the 12 problems.
1. Destruction of natural habitats.
2. Overuse of wild foods, especially fish.
3. Extermination of wild
WARNINGHere is a link to a site that steals your images http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-259774p1.html , I do not know what we can do, but it is annoying to have people like thatWARNING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Outstanding Fractals For June!:iconthesunplz: It was truly hard to choose the OUTSTANDING fractals for June.......there are so many worthy images.....that I wanted to pick ALL of them. We have some of the best fractal artists on Deviant Art submitting to our galleries. Below are just some samples of the excellent pieces I have come across in my search.....Outstanding Fractals For June!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Nouveau by waste-and-tragedyOpen by tataszOriginally by TropicalCreationsUnknown Title by Radman1919Words of Solace for those who had a Car Accident by pillemasterChasing the Dodo by beautifulchaos1Inside Of Flux Station by AkuraPareGnarl Pitched and Z'ed by GraphicLiaLotuses Amazon. by KondratijI played some more by DawgitApo3D-abstract 1147 by mjdezoMethod by Rozrrfeasible by piethein21Spiral arc en ciel by DigithalieJupiter Fly Trap by fractalhead
She LIGHTS up DA!!!Good evening all... I have just heard the sad news about Light's recent loss. In Light's honor, I will do a small feature here (as suggested by the great :iconfractalholic: Rick)...She LIGHTS up DA!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Light... I know I am not the first, or the last to say that you have truly made DA's fractal community come alive in your reign as Community Volunteer. Your focus was always on the fractal community here on DA and in celebrating the awesome talent with whom we share cyber space.
And, you, Light, are one of the brightest stars in the most wonderful fractal community on the web!!!
I bet there is more of your art in my favorites gallery than anyone else's. Just about every fractal piece you create is a masterpiece, an inspiration.
Your FlashMob Feature Idea is the best thing that ever happened here. I came to know so many artists that otherwise I might never have crossed paths with, and some of them silently toiled for years with little to no recognition.
As your Grannie passes over/through, I hope her journey
DW # 93 Fractal and Abstract ArtHi everyone!DW # 93 Fractal and Abstract Art11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the deviations of the week, chosen from
Fractals and Abstract Art
Congrats to the winners!
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This week we have a very special birthday!
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Proud Native American RepostFor a subject worked and reworked so often in novels, motion pictures, and television, American Indians remain probably the least understood and most misunderstood Americans of us all.Proud Native American Repost2 years ago in Personal More Like This
American Indians defy any single description. They were and are far too individualistic. They shared no common language and few common customs. But collectively their history is our history and should be part of our shared and remembered heritage. Yet even their heroes are largely unknown to other Americans, particularly in the eastern states, except perhaps for such figures as Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce warriors of the 1870's, Osceola and his magnificent, betrayed Seminoles of the 1830's, and possibly Sacajawea, and Shoshoni "bird woman" who guided the lost Lewis and Clark expedition through the mountain passes on Montana.
When we forget great contributors to our American history-when we neglect the heroic past of the American Indian-we thereby weaken our
December Mega FeatureThe features are in alphabetic order I guess!December Mega Feature3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I have tried to include every friend but I had to skip some otherwise you know what would happen. I am sorry to you.
Little Fairy by Crusaide-Nino
Frozen Moment by Davils-Photography
it wasn't my design by dimajaber
Heart of Courage. by dragonfly-oli
PHUQUE EWE by EinhanderZwei
Fluffy by Elli090
What goes there by gigi50
Marching On by Jessica-Nahulan