October 31, 2012
The one that started it all! This lovely was made after a joyous union with our bigs in AKPsi after a fun activity that involved us untangling the strings that attached us to them. It came as such a relief after an entire week of extreme stress with midterms, fuck-ups and just things going wrong and wrong again. It was amazing to find out that both Brenda and I had chosen one another for our big/little pair. She’s such a beautiful person inside and out—a flower, so to speak. Coincidentally she said that she’ll help me “bloom” as a brother in AKPsi, a student at CMU, and a fellow sister in Christ.
It was also a joy to show it to her and see her so impressed with my work. For a while we made it both our Cover Photos on Facebook, which was well received by brothers and friends alike. She then encouraged me to not let my creative spirit die and to keep up making these fractals—and to keep practicing so that I may one day teach her and other people how to make them too.
It’ll take time to recover from this terrible artist’s block, but I think I’ve got a good medium going on here. Fractals are amazingly beautiful and relatively simple to make with (the mathematical part aside). Like other forms of abstract art, it leaves a lot of room for artists to put in personal meaning. That’s why I create fractals in times of high emotion, or whenever I am in need of catharsis.