Who is Tiedyeman and what are fractals?
In the picture below is the elusive and mysterious Tiedyeman,
also known as Dale A. Clark. Dale lives in California.
Dale has been an artist for almost 40 years.
He began selling his airbrush paintings and doing commercial art at the age of 18.
He also ran a roadside tie-dye business in California for 13 years, hence the nickname Tiedyeman.
Dale is also a singer/songwriter and musician that plays guitar, bass, keyboards and harmonica.
He is currently the lead singer, guitarist and keyboard player in a band called The Elektrik Gypsies
Photo by Dale A Clark
The second question, what are fractals?
This is answered easily enough in this simplified explanation:
Fractals are images generated (usually by computer) using mathematical equations.
The equations are most commonly run through a series of loops or "iterations" using
the answer of one equation as the starting point on the next one in the series.
The answers eventually are plotted on a graph where they form an image.
These images can be colored using the equations or other equations altogether.
This makes infinite combinations and an infinite number of images possible.
Do you have to know math to make fractals? No!
I mostly use the image side of the interface
although I have written a few of my own equations)
in the program to create most of my fractal art.
I do extensive multi-layering and combining of layers
to achieve the visual effects I want with fractals.
Basically I use the fractals as a tool to create art,
so some of my fractal images look very little
like the classic definition of a fractal.
A good example of this is a photo-realistic image of Saturn.
I also have created my own custom colors,
so my art is totally unique and cannot be reproduced by accident.
If you'd like to try making your own fractals
there are many programs available for generating fractal images.
You could do a search on fractal programs and find a few of them that way.
Click "back" on your browser and enjoy my fractal gallery!
If you have any questions, comments, or you just want to
tell me how much you love my fractals, you can email me.
All images Copyright 2001 - 2018 Dale A. Clark. All rights reserved.
Images may not be used without permission.
If you wish to use these images for commercial or non-commercial use contact the artist at the email above.