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In memory of Nic022

By nic022
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Dear followers,

My name is Samuel and Nic022 (Eric O.) was my father.

It is with a great sadness that I have to inform you of his death, on 14 February 2017 after a short and difficult battle with pulmonary cancer.

My dad was an artist and a great human being, passionate about his creations, music and sculpture.

I was following his Deviantart account, looking at every one of his renders and he was following my projects as a photographer.

In fact, he was rendering most of his creations on a very powerful computer I had given him (I was working as a 3D artist before) and I also gave him a lot of different softwares, which he then mastered and became even better than me. Watching him evolve and create more and more impressive digital art made me very proud of my dad. He loved fractals and often talked to me about his recent artworks, work in progress and methods.

I don't have the words to express how I feel, but I assure you that he loved every comments you made on his art.

DeviantArt has given him a lot of happiness during his last 4 years.

I will keep this profile online, in memory of his work.
I also have on my desk some of his 3D printed fractals and objects from Shapeways:…

Thank you for being a part of his life.

Samuel Zeller
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sed's avatar

R.I.P. Brother --- yes .... big inspiration for me too

Thenit's avatar

Dear Nic022, your art was a great inspiration to me, and in extention I had a lot of respect for you. So sad to get this news (news to me as Ive just found out that you have moved on..) We never met, and yet I always felt like a kindred spirit. Perhaps we meet again, peace love and light Heart 3D

also many thanks to you Samuel for bringing the news forward, for being an inspiration to Nic022 and for leaving this page and all its wonderful art here, its very much appreciated .. and I think I feel you so much when you say the words fail to express for you.. I feel like that too, Nic022 was a beacon of inspiration to me, and I still vividly remember the joy when he commented on my art. That I managed to return the awe I have had so many times when viewing his works, really made my day, and I still draw from that. as an end note to all this, Im so happy our paths crossed before this final parting.

GeaAusten's avatar
Thankyou Samuel,so much for writing about your wonderful Father,, I greatly admire his work !
best wishes
lamblyn's avatar
Just discovered his work today, sorry to hear of his passing. 
feldrand's avatar
i downloaded loads of his works and really love them - he inspired me a lot in my own work, which is photomanipulations - i often wondered how he managed to make this incredible amount of superbe works...
i haven´t been much on dA lately, because since about two or three years i´m more into music - now that i read this news, i first couldn´t believe it, i have tears in my eyes - your father was a good man, i very much liked his friendly way of answering every comment...
i hope the sun shines for you and wish you all the best...
greetings from germany
coachfortner's avatar
oh no. no nonono 
Direct2Brain's avatar
I'm very sad about this news, condolences to you and your family.

bast4cats's avatar
so sorry for your loss, I've just found this page and his work looks great!
GraphicLia's avatar
So sorry to hear this... Condolences to you and your family.
MeLinFrance's avatar
Votre père laisse une belle trace 
Scratchytag's avatar
So very  sorry to hear of his passing, my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time, your father was one of my first inspirations into the fractal work for which I will always be extremely grateful for  
GrahamSym's avatar
So sorry to hear this.
Condolences to you and your family.
Jakeukalane's avatar
Very sad to know this. My deepest condolences
surride's avatar

May he rest in peace. He did instilled a sense of awe with his delicate works and I am very sorry for his departing.
Yo-dra's avatar
I am so sorry to hear this. Nic022 was always an inspiration to me and his work brightened my day. I offer my condolences to your family.
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iefke's avatar
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your fathers works often served as my desktop background. He will be missed.
paulcorfield's avatar
Really sorry to read of your loss Samuel. Without fail your dad would always leave words of encouragement on my work. I think we probably followed each other on here right from when he joined. I was always amazed at how prolific he was and I along with lots of others will surely miss seeing his creations here on DeviantArt. 
ciokkolata's avatar
Very saddened to hear this. My sympathy and condolences to you and all your family.
artisticnotanartist's avatar
Sorry to hear of your loss Samuel, your father shared some amazing art work and also his knowledge through the many tutorials he gave us..

RIP Eric..
2BORN02B's avatar
Thanks for sharing this info with us, Samuel. Your father will be missed by the community here. My condolences to you and your family. Take care!!
fuzzyedges's avatar
I am very sorry for your loss
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