(Updated: Friday December 12th, 2008 8:54 AM)
What Lurks in a Calabi-Yau Manifold? - Finished 5/6/2007
Actual size: 6" x 6", Done in Sakura Micron Pens
I think there is a lot going on inside the unfathomably small extra dimensions described by String/M-theory. Since, as predicted since the birth of Quantum Physics that these extra spatial dimensions are so small we cannot even measure them, the world is an open book in terms of just what they are, and what goes on inside them. The Calabi-Yau Manifold was the best mathematical shape to represent a 6-dimensional structure. What you are seeing here is what String Theorists think is the origin point of the calabi-yau manifold. They think each point in a 3 dimensional structure is the insertion point for these hidden dimensions. This is meant to represent the entryway from the point into the manifold.
(Updated: Monday August 18th, 2008 7:33 PM)
Opening Qin's Tomb - Finished 8/18/2008
Actual size: 10" x 10", Done in Sakura Micron Pens
Qin Shi Huang the infamous first emporer of China was buried with thousands of terra cotta soldiers in a temple he devoted to himself. Well-known for commanding the Great Wall of China, the unification of China, amongst many other incredible things, he was always seeking the elixer of life. Some say he may have found it, and I think that might be true. Even China has not opened his tomb, but when they do, this is what I think it will look like.
(Updated: Monday April 28th, 2008 7:01 PM)
April Escapes - Finished 11/14/2007
Actual size: 8.5" x 11", Done in Sakura Micron Pens
A piece done in late 2007 for The Augurux, depicting the protagonist, April, escaping the baddies from the evil Kani Yama. Click for a larger, more detailed image.
(Sunday April 20th, 2008 3:08PM)
Another drawing in progress in my squid series,
. I am, for some reason, fascinated with underwater life, especially squids and jellyfish!
Although I have finished "The Augurux", I am putting it aside for now to focus on becoming a better writer. I got it out of my system, and now its time to move into intermediate territory. So for now, I'm drawing and reading all different genres.
(Sunday July 28th, 2007 5:01 PM)
Its quite normal for me to take a break from art and focus on other things. Its only a hobby for me. Usually if the summer rolls around, and I'm single, and theres no pressing need to compete in any way... I put down the pens for a little while. Its been a couple of months and its actually kind of nice to not be thinking about artwork.
One thing is for sure is that just as quickly as I stop the work, it will kick in again just as suddenly. When will that happen? I don't know. You'll know when you see more work.
(Tuesday May 24th, 2007 11:09 PM)
2 new drawings nearing completion (and 4 more also started). I do tend to keep my finger in a lot of pies at once. The danger is that none of them get finished, but this time they will.
- The drawing here now has been updated and represents about 1.25 hours of work.
- The drawing here now has been updated and represents about 6 hours of work.
I also updated the site with:
- Added tattoos (5 more to be added)
- Turned the years into eras in the new "timeline"
- Added an about section, with a tools "gallery" and several sub pages.
- Added a new section for in-progress thumbnails. The first use is here.
New in-progress drawing
(Saturday May 19th, 2007 12:45 PM)
I've scanned in a drawing in progress. You can see it here
This is after 1/2 hour of work (its the thumbnail on the left on the top). I am doing this for fun, so that you can see how i put drawings together. The next scan I will do after another hour or so. When it is all said and done, the finished picture will be in the gallery, but below that will be little progress thumbnails you can click on. I might even make a little slideshow widget which will superimpose images from start to finish.
I have done this before with 5 other pieces, but never real-time like this. Basically when I have developed the interface on this website for that feature, I will go back and add that interface to the other pieces. On the front of this website will be a special list of drawings that you can click on to see the progress.
Also, I have a couple of little videos I can share that show me actually drawing.
3+ Dimensional Shapes
(Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 11:32 AM)
One of my current focal points (as of April 2007) is an attempt at creatively visualizing four+-dimensional shapes (platonic solids). Even though this is the goal, I am still only really dealing with 3d objects. After reading an article in Discover magazine about an 11-sided 4 dimensional polytope (hendecachoron
) which is possibly more symmetrical than a cube, I was hooked! My goal is to not only try to find creative ways of visualizing 4-d objects (which unfortunately you can only view their cells aka "3-d sides"), but also to find ways of incorporating them into my designs.
- The gold-standard Hypercube or "Tesseract". Not the simplest 4-d shape, but the most famous.
- The wondrous 120-cell also known as a "Hecatonicosachoron"! Say that 5 times fast.
- The disturbingly massive 600-cell also known as a "Hexacosichoron".
- The gorgeously symmetrical abstract 11-cell also known as a "Hendecachoron" or "Hendecatope" which is abstract even in terms of 4 dimensions. As if 4-dimensions was not abstract enough :)
- The less symmetrical, but still mindboggling 57-cell also known as a "Pentacontaheptachoron".
- Not satisfied? This should blow your mind. Here is a 5 dimensional object: Demipenteract
- Juicier? Ok, try the Hexadecachoronic Tetracomb.
- This one will surely blow your mind, the majestic Order-3 Icosahedral Honeycomb. I find this to be particularly disturbing.
(Sunday, May 6th, 2007 3:01 PM)
Hi, my name is Ari. Welcome to my online art gallery. The links at the top will take you into the gallery. Drop me a line and let me know what you think! The best way to do that is here
You will notice that there is an astonishing shortage of color work. There are a lot of reasons for that, but it is something I am working on. More and more of my work in 2007 will be in color. Despite the fact that most of the work since 1998 is black and white, going forward it will all but completely disappear.
This website is broken down into 2 sections currently not including this front page (which serves as a pseudo-blog), but will be expanded dramatically in the days to come (today is 5/15/07). So far I have finished artwork going back to 1986 (50 pieces still remain to be uploaded). The next sections will be: in progress studies (to show you my process), tattoo flash art, business cards, websites, poetry, short stories, non-fiction, digital art, philosophies, tools of the trade, and UI design.
What else will be coming...
Larger images (right now they are between 350px and 400px wide, but they will be about 500px.
Some images will have zoomed in details and you can see the texture better.
Some images will show the process that went into making them.
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Plain English: Basically you can keep the images for your own personal use (such as using it as a desktop background, showing your buddies, printing it off your computer) - but you cannot use it to sell things (aka "make money"), and don't claim it as your own. Actually, giving me credit would be wonderful, and "Headcircus" would be enough. If you are interested in doing something with my art, please email me.
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