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Apophysis Part 2

Updated on August 20, 2014

More Fractal Art Made in Apophysis

In my earlier, very popular lens, I presented a few of my images made in the flame fractal generation program, Apophysis. I have many more images to present, and rather than add them to that lens, I decided to make a new one. To see the other one, visit Apophysis - Flame Fractals.

Fractal art often has incredible detail, and most of these images are no exception. It is difficult to portray the detail in the size images we can display here. So if you want to see larger versions of these images, visit my deviantART page here: Select Fractal Images or here: Apophysis.

Prints of many images are available.

Spiralia 8

In many cases, I no longer remember where I got the starter file, or the script, that I used to make an image. I have been making fractal images for about 12 years. If I do remember, I will make a comment.

The detail in this image is very fine, so you can just get a hint here.

This is a very typical style of fractal image. Fractals are FULL of spirals, as a general rule, though sometimes it isn't obvious. This image is nothing BUT spirals.

In order to see more details, you can visit a larger image here: Spiralia 8.

And even this size doesn't begin to show all the detail!


This was originally made for a contest, and I won first place.

I believe I was one of the first people who was using backgrounds that are not black. Fractal details and colors look wonderful against black, very vibrant. However, using other colors can also make very nice images, and they also change the way the details of the fractal display, sometimes in subtle ways. I also made a whole series of fractal images with frames, such as this one.

The reason I named this one "Compassion" is because I envisioned that it is like two arms reaching out to help a person.

Sterling Silver

This one uses my script. I talk about my script in the earlier lens. In this small image, it looks smooth, but in the large image, there is very fine detail.

Spiral Spider Web

I think this is an earlier image. It more closely resembles the work of other artists than much of my other work, and also the results more likely to be obtained by using Apophysis in a basic way.

Deep and Abiding

This is another image in which the fine detail just won't quit. I believe I got the original starter file for this series from Anjaleck.

String Art 3

This one uses my script.


This one also uses my script.

Ordered Blobs

I don't remember offhand who first made information available on how to make blobs in Apophysis. I made a number of images using the blob technique.

This one reminds me of a growing plant.

Agate Swirly Bird

Named after the stone, and a bird's head

Cool Softness

One of my favorites.


From my framed series.

Sea Scene

A collage of several fractals, put together in Paint Shop Pro. The fish are fractal angelfish.

Bent Patterns

I often use favorite gradients. This is one of them. I especially like spectral pastel colors.

Scallop Rotate

This came from a starter file, but I don't remember who gave it to me.

Earthy Spirals

Some people like earth colors, so from time to time, I will do an art work in earth colors, for them.


This was an early "accident". I think I did almost no tweaking on this one. The starter file simply pleased me. This one reminds me of the graphic depictions of the orbits of electrons, hence, the name.


An effect I have used infrequently. Swiss cheese.

Fractal Tiles

I wish I could find tiles like these for the floors of my home.


Made with my script, and some of my favorite colors.

Siamese Twin Spiral

I like this one for the details.

Hyperbole 4

I did a series of these, going for a diaphanous look.

Tripartite 51

I got a good starter file, and did a huge series of these. This was number 51, which gives you some idea of the size of the series. There were three triangles in the field, that I tweaked.

Joyful Color Explosion

An early image with some of my favorite colors.

Roo's Ice Balls

The colors for this were suggested by a friend, so I used one of her artist names in the name of the image.

Julia 9

The Julia is an inverse of the Mandelbrot. It clearly shows in the basic structure of this image.

Fluid Rock

The "rock" in this case is a hard object you find on the ground someplace. :)


Made for people whose style preferences are somewhat different from mine. In other words, it's not typical of my style.


Self-explanatory. Think of a silk scarf.


This IS the starter file. I did NO tweaking on this one. I just gave it a different background color.

I simply recognized it as an image I would produce, that was very much like my style, so I ran with it.

Light Flowers

Going for the soft look.

Warm Fuzzies

This image very much reflects our mutual interdependence in the fractal art community. This style is fairly popular, and people trade starter files. This is what I did with the one I got.

As they say, there is nothing new under the sun. Even though I think I have my own unique style, I definitely profit from the gifts of my friends, and they from mine. And there are many elements in common in various people's styles.

But that is true of all art.


You may recognize this as basically the same fractal style as in my image "School of Manta Rays".

Sea Swirls

An earlier image. I like this one for the crisp detail.

Yellow Opulence

This one is chock full of details, and too many spirals to count, hence, opulence. I made two similar images, the other one called "Golden Opulence". A fellow artist featured one of them, and I got a lot of rave reviews.

In order to see more of the detail, you can view a larger image here: Yellow Opulence.

Shattered Flowers

If you have ever seen the Glass Flowers in Boston (made from glass, and very realistic), you'll have a better insight into why I chose this name.

Making the Glass Flowers is a lost art. The brothers who made them kept the method a dark secret, and it died with them. Some of them have been shattered by sonic booms from planes, and I don't even know if the rest are still on display anywhere.

Splash 3

One of my favorites.

That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed your visit. :)

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      Pat Goltz 3 years ago

      @RinchenChodron: Thank you. Yes, the program is free. You can get it here:

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      RinchenChodron 3 years ago

      These are great! Thanks for sharing. Is Apophysis a free program? Loved seeing your work.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      It's fascinating how you have so many variations on a theme. I'm particularly attracted to Compassion.

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      jvcronje 4 years ago

      I'm still speechless! Beautiful!!

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      Yamin Joe 4 years ago

      Extraordinary designs, very interesting lens.

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      Pat Goltz 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Amazing! Impressive!