MarkJayBeeFractal.com was created in June 2014 as a showcase for the work of
Mark J. Brady – a multi-discipline visual artist, based on the west coast of Scotland.
Artwork has always been an integral part of Mark’s creative life. At an early age, his natural ability with a pencil was discovered and encouraged by his father – himself an accomplished draughtsman. During his early teens Mark inevitably progressed to the use of colour media. It wasn’t long until he discovered the airbrush,and this became his creative tool of choice for many years. Throughout his career he has produced many illustrations, as well as traditional land and seascapes.
Photography has also long held a fascination for Mark, since his initiation into its ‘mysteries’ in the late 1970’s when he joined a major photographic retailers’ sales team. The technical learning curve was necessarily fast in order to respond to any question posed; but over time his knowledge of photographic hardware and techniques became almost encyclopedic in scope. Mark welcomes enquiries for commissioned photographic work for a wide variety of private and commercial uses.
In the latter part of 2009, the so-called ‘Mandelbulb’ – the first true 3D fractal – was discovered by a dedicated group of mathematicians and coders at FractalForums.com. Shortly after, other 3D fractal variants, such as the ‘Mandelbox’, or ‘AmazingBox’ were developed. When generally usable 3D fractal rendering software became available, many more 3D versions of other fractal formulae soon followed.
Mark first became aware of these remarkable objects on joining FractalForums in the spring of 2010, when the medium was still in its developmental infancy. He was immediately struck by the creative potential of the unexpected and mind-boggling spaces which could be visualised and rendered, within and without, these labyrinthine and essentially infinite objects.
There has since followed an on-going – almost obsessive – exploration of the ‘worlds’ and ‘environments’ to be discovered by navigating the highways and byways of the fractal realm.