Infinite Liftoff

“Behold the Stone Frog in Infinite Liftoff.”

"The Stone Frog in Infinite Liftoff" 3D Fractal Art, By Matthew Haggett, 2012

“The Stone Frog in Infinite Liftoff.” The Mandelbulb takes many forms, evoking a wide range of natural formations and organisms.

I took this series of images in mid June, 2012. When I decided to re-photograph a high resolution image of the “Stone Frog” in November of that year, I discovered that I hadn’t saved the coordinates for this one view, and couldn’t find my way back.

I returned to the “Field of Stone Animals in Infinite Liftoff.” But it is an infinite place: on the backs of the floating objects are more, smaller floating objects. And on their backs, more of the same.

I was not optimistic that I’d find it, among the infinity of floating objects. But after about 45 minutes of searching, I did. The “Stone Frog!” It was a moment of pulse-racing excitement… a landmark I recognize for sure… turn left, and there it was!

In my first few hundred hours of Mandelbulb diving, this was one of my favorite places, this “Field of Stone Animals in Infinite Liftoff.” It is so weird, an endless array of these floating, broken forms. It is always hard to believe that these are photographs of numbers: This is the Mandelbrot set, expressed in three dimensional space.

Here, it is folding on itself, taking on one of its many forms. Now that I’ve spent hundreds more hours in three-space with these fractal objects, I need to go back to this place again…

This Mandelbulb art is available as framed and unframed prints, stretched canvases, iPhone cases, iDevice Skins, laptop skins, cards and more.

 

"Stone Frog" Mandelbulb photograph by Matthew Haggett, 2012. 3D Fractal Art. Archival print."Stone Frog" Mandelbulb photograph by Matthew Haggett, 2012. 3D Fractal Art. Framed print."Stone Frog" Mandelbulb photograph by Matthew Haggett, 2012. 3D Fractal Art. Artist wrap stretched canvas. "Stone Frog" Mandelbulb photograph by Matthew Haggett, 2012. 3D Fractal Art. Artist wrap stretched canvas."Stone Frog" Mandelbulb photograph by Matthew Haggett, 2012. 3D Fractal Art. iPhone case."Stone Frog" Mandelbulb photograph by Matthew Haggett, 2012. 3D Fractal Art.