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Clockwork II



:bulletred: Software used: Apophysis
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:bulletred: Thanks to *Fiery-Fire, `ClaireJones and ~nemopaice for their resources:

This fractal is a submission to Random Phrase Art Creation Contest held by #PremiumMembers and it is based on phrase "Suicidal Plutocracy" randomly generated by the Random Phrase Generator.

I see the plutocracy as a shiny golden clockwork, the oligarchy of the wealthy. From the outside it looks beautiful, golden and stable. Yet it has a suicidal potential, especially for those ordinary people who do not rule. Rich people have a lot of money and only thing that they want is more money. Plutocracy in our times is a suicidal notion, hence my picture of the Suicidal Plutocracy has a certain feeling of not being stable, slowly drifting to a fall...

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:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all, I came across this piece by seeing the thumbnail somewhere on dA. The thumbnail made me "want" to click to see the full size piece. That passes the first test for any art piece.

The full size view rewards greatly in the way the center sphere and immediate surroundings affected by the Julia really pop out as being 3D. From my own experience with Apo, if you go for too much 3D/z-axis with the Julia, the bubble or other hemispherical component can fog or distort the feeling. Too little 3D effect and it can look really flat or only one component looks like an object sitting on a Persian rug.

The gradient and render settings on the work are really excellent. I have looked at many of this type of fractal but this one keeps me studying it and that is a testament to the fact that it is special. Really looks like you are peering down in the back of an open watch or clock.

Please don't be disappointed by my mark on originality. I am sure you know why. For technique and impact, there are not enough stars to rate properly.

Overall this is a beautiful piece and I will now go put it in my favorites!