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Aeires Reborn

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© 2007 - 2020 JLarenART
Dedicated to our friend and former Digital Gallery Director -

For all he has done on DA and especially in the digital galleries. He was an admirable GD, and his selfless journals are inspiring to this day.

I have created this image, paralleling the life of a Phoenix (corny I know) to Aeires' tenure so far on the site.

One stage of his long journey has ended, but another is beginning :)

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see detail at 65% size - [link]
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A little about Phoenix myth . . .
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix is said to live for 500 years and is a bird with beautiful gold and red plumage. At the end of its life-cycle it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix arises. The new Phoenix embalms the ashes of the old Phoenix and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis ("the city of the sun").

It seems appropriate to me. Aeires put a lot of work into DA and into mastering his fractals long before people like me even joined the site. Much respect is due. And after what might have seemed like 500 years, his former self has ignited, fallen to ashes, and a new Aeires is born =P
Also, if you look in the center of the image, that is meant to be the gates to "the city of the sun".

As a side note, his deviation "Technocracy" was one of the first fractals I ever saw. Truly inspirational - [link]

Thanks for all you've done Jeff!

If you love Aeires, leave :beer: :cake: :rose: or :glomp: below.


:: Full-view is a must as always!
:: Made with Apophysis (custom flame)
:: Composed in Adobe Photoshop CS2
:: Print should be available shortly..

Copyright © 2007 Jacob Laren, All Rights Reserved. This artwork may not be reproduced in any way without my explicit written permission.
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Bungle0Professional General Artist
Very impressive art dude! Excellent work.
micsairbrush's avatar
ye thats cool
i thought i saw a dragon
Brukhar's avatar
Beautiful! Featured here: [link]
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mfcreative Interface Designer
Can't believe I haven't seen this before!

Breathtaking! :heart: :)
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Dude.... your fractals are sooo badass. They leave mine cry in shame in the corner. Keep it up!
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SLCGrad2k Photographer
Wow, Enough Said!
g0rilas's avatar
It's great! :D The wings are the best part.
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This excellent deviation has been featured here: [link]

If you wish to not be featured, please let me know and I'll remove it with no questions. :)
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theravenbardHobbyist General Artist
I strongly believe that people as awesome and talented as you should be shot to save us all embarrassment....

R.E.D Campbell
Bootsbounty's avatar
Really a beautiful image...!
pumpkinsbylisa's avatar
This is beautiful! I would love to carve this in a pumpkin! Would you mind if I did that at some point? I will reference your back to your image.
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JLarenARTProfessional Digital Artist
Be my guest, sounds like a tough project :)
StarlitGardens's avatar
i can feel the heat from this piece!
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SaxophlutistHobbyist Traditional Artist
All this detail in FRACTAL art!
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azmariacelesteHobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Wow! This is just beautiful. So many details :3

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Amazing. I'm truly speechless.
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