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Ancient Magic

We had walked many hot, dry days through the snaking, steep Kimberley gorges. Then, late one afternoon, way high above the sighing pools, we followed shelving tracks into a side canyon and found a cave under a ledge. Strange dancing figures, bizarre ancient images, curiously elegant, like nothing we'd ever seen before in Aboriginal art, were etched on the sides of the entrance. [link]

As we ventured further in over the broken boulders through a narrow tunnel, we were amazed as the cave opened into a huge domed cathedral-sized space. All around in a wide circle we saw what seemed to be the tumbled ruins of Stonehenge-like standing stones. An ancient temple.

Exhausted, we sat and looked around the ruins in wonder as the late afternoon light streamed in from the one hole high in the domed cavern roof. The last piercing rays of the setting sun suddenly shafted to the central altar stone where, as we watched, a golden orb materialised, hovering, scintillating, filling the cavern with an extraordinary glow.

From afar the sounds of the distant gorge's sighing pools intensified, filling the cavern with a haunting lament.

As the sun shafting ray withdrew the orb disappeared...all became dark and so very very silent.

Chronicles d'Anu - Kimberly Botanical Journals

For the inspirational :iconideviant: ID [link] [link]

:rofl: :ahoy: :laughing:

Production Details
Apophysis 2.06c beta 3D hack
A fractal manipulation - montage of 2 Random flames -
plus orb made with Elizabeth Thomchek's marble script.
Post-work in PSCS2

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Escara40 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   General Artist
outstanding work :clap: :worship: :clap:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
:iconthankyouplz:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   General Artist
I'd love to see this and some of your other very unusual fractal art at #Creative-Obsessions, if you would be interested in joining this group :nod:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Thanks, but I already belong to as many groups as I can handle. Being on dialup rather limits my time online unfortunately.
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010   General Artist
I totally understand! My loss :( ;)
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   General Artist
Simply stunning!
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
:iconthankyouplz: Glad you appreciate it :hug:
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NonZeroSum Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Fantastic. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :)
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
:thanks: :boogie:
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:iconfractalmanipulations:
This is fabulous art...love the story line you added...it just brings so much interest to everything. Wonderful...just keep them coming :-)
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:iconzweezwyy:
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
:boogie: :thanks: Much appreciated. :D
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ladydetemps Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
oooh..excellent..reminds me of something from Stargate Sg-1 or Indiana Jones :)
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:iconzweezwyy:
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Glad you get it, spot on! ;)
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ByPriorArrangement Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Atmospheric. :heart: Luv it :clap:
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:iconzweezwyy:
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
:thanks:
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KLR620 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Really nice, love the story and the artistic representation. :hug:
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:iconzweezwyy:
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
:thanks:
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BCNIKO Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work & I enjoyed the story also. Am adding you to my watch list if you don't mind .
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:iconzweezwyy:
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
:bow: :blowkiss:
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afrowildo Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Now that was something else. I love it when the images can be viewed as something not so abstract, and hence can have a story behind them. Excellent work.
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:iconzweezwyy:
zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
:thanks: :D
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Delighted to have provided some inspiration for this. The forms of the rock are almost spectral in the reduced light and the whole carries a hint of the Lovecraftian :clap:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
A first faltering half-step on the path to your mystic grail and hopefully an all-in-one-flame result.

I'd rather thought Indy or Lara rather than Lovecraft.
:D
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very fine obsession with Lara that you're displaying ;) I have, relatively recently, immersed myself in Lovecraft's complete published fiction, hence my particular preference. You'll think me odd (oh wait, you already do :rofl:), but I have never seen/played anything to do with either character, excepting excerpts :O
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
:laughing: Heh, heh, it's a 21stC spfx cgi thing. Lara & Indy are a couple of high profile & hence (usually) universally recognisable, iconic characters used in the gens XYZ0 retranslations of myths recorded by Lovecraft et al in 20th C.

Perhaps Janus [link] would twitch yr superstrings instead?

Then again you could consult here [link] under Silliness

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MultiMedia 101 = MM101 :lol:
:granny: Odo [link]
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So: nothing new under the sun? Plus ça change...? Where does this put the immanentisation of the eschaton via infinite ingress of novelty? Sometimes, I think it would be nice just to lie down and forget it all ;)
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
That's easy..... :sleep:
Every awakening is a brand new day. :sun: :boing:

Find 5-year-olds & let them show you their world, the young eye doesn't sense repetition.

Maybe you need an Epiphany. :w00t!:
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IDeviant Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, I jest. I think my inability to communicate with anybody below the age of ...teen is approximately absolute. So perhaps I'll seek that... epi-fanny :giggle:
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
:lol:...in springtime...:rose:...tis the season when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of epi...c... [link] with a fitting title. :ahoy:

:rofl: :bow: :D
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Arteguille1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   Digital Artist
WOW!!!
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
:D :thanks:
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winklepickers Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
A very pleasant fractal ZZ. :)
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zweeZwyy Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Ta muchly :D
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