Optica Dentata

Looking into the eye of the future.

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“Optica Dentata” by Jaya Prime

No.11 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“A mind is a simulation that simulates itself.” ~Erol Ozan

Facts: The human eye is an intricate organ composed of more than 2-million separate parts, with more than six times as many unique identifiers as a fingerprint. As our most complex sensor, four out of every five memories we have are visual, a number in parallel with our visual learning-rate. Without our eyes, cats falling out of boxes would no longer be the primary reason for humans to tune into the Internet for hours on end… although the *thud* would still cause a few rounds of chuckles.

Note: As featured by the one and only Surreal42. Although I already planned this fractal for release this week, it really lines up beautifully with the new trailer for “Ghost in the Shell” — I could not believe what I was seeing when I saw the preview. It looks like they are not holding back. If that is the case, then it could be up there with “The Matrix” and “Blade Runner” for live action cyberpunk movies, and I cannot stop myself from getting my expectations up.


The Book: “Optica Dentata” is a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it has been published as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon:
Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts


Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCgW_J-Nqr-/

IO Vapoura – Angel of the Stars

The angel who guards the door to the stars, and album cover to the album “IO Vapoura”

“Vapoura Unversioned” by Jaya Prime

No.9 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“There is only one question every life-bearing planet needs answer: Rise… or fall?” ~San Jaya Prime

Thoughts: My tenth and final album was “IO Vapoura: Unversioned & Unfinished” (2015). When I started making music, people told me it would never work. A tumor from when I was six had killed most the hearing in my left ear. I learned tricks that helped me along the way, like setting pennies atop speakers to SEE the bass in a song (thank you PK!). I learned to make certain sounds by using my eyes. It was not enough.

In 2012, the many years of stress that my left ear put on my right ear came to a head. My right ear started to fail. It’s a hard thing to say, and took me almost a year to even accept. Until science is far enough to completely rebuild my inner ears, I’ve now retired from music production and I’ve turned my artistic expression towards writing, design, and illustration. This design was the cover for that final album, an appropriately anime cover for a rather somber anime-esque electronic album. I’ve got to send mad shout outs to Zitan, K Sabroso, Ghostface Geisha, BMFD, and the fallen Mushuto (RIP) — all great musicians who taught me so much every step of the way.


The Album: This is the album art for IO Vapoura here on YouTube. It is one hour of orchestral electronica with a science fiction theme mixed with doses of alchemical elements. Tune in!

The Book: “IO Vapoura” is a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it has been published as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon:
Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts


Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCORFRzNqt_/

A Glimmer in the Infinite

The story of a mathematical wizard and how he brought the entire Roman army to its knees.

“A Glimmer in the Infinite” by Jaya Prime

No.8 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“But leave the Wise to wrangle and, with me,
The Quarrel of the Universe let be.
And, in some corner of the hubbub coucht,
Make game of that which makes as much of thee.”
~Edward Fitzgerald, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Story: One man defended the city of Syracuse against the entirety of the Roman army. Soldiers only mentioned his name in whispers, as his name could quickly spread fear throughout the whole encampment. The Romans seiged the city for six years, and this one man had built traps, tricks, catapults, and had even created waves in the ocean to sink ships… going so far as to set ships ablaze using mirrors. This mathematician was one of the world’s greatest magicians, and he was completely obsessed with circles.

His name was Archimedes.

He died to a soldier on the beaches of Syracuse; a soldier that Caesar would later execute for having killed the greatest mind of their time. Archimedes was discovered dead on the sand. Drawn on the sand around him was a series of circles that, only thousands of years later, would we recognize as the earliest form of calculus.

Incept: This design is a remix of my award-winning album art for Daft Punk’s “The Grid”. It is a linear tile fractal that forms an infinite grid of circles. Circles within circles within circles, ad infinitum.


More: “A Glimmer in the Infinite”, both the story and the fractal, are a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it has been published as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon:
Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts


Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCONzjaNqnJ/

Winter Dreams – Deep Dream Fractal Snowstorm

A beautiful winter storm where snowflakes mingle with the stars of the sky above, created as a fusion between fractals and deep dreams.

“A Dream of Winter” by Jaya Prime

No.7 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“Dark falls the seasons on turning wheel.
Cold takes the shadows nearest window sills.
Take warmth’s token and make of it bed,
where Bone Frost’s fingers pass o’erhead”
~San Jaya Prime, The Wayfarer’s Songs

Facts: Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is not cold because of how far our planet is from the sun, but because of the angle of the light that strikes us — our planet’s “tilt”. In summer, the light hits us head on, as a spear, then ripples out in photonic waves across the surface. In winter, the light hits us at an angle, and the photonic waves literally splash over the surface — as a stone skipping across the top of a lake — and then back out into space. Add this to the limited hours of photonic exposure in winter, and you will find that frost soon follows. That does not, however, explain how a warm cup of cocoa can melt even the coldest of nights. That’s just magic.

Incept: I pulled the original hyperbolic fractal from the “StarSeed” poster that many already know from my music, then ran it through a few deep dream filters before adding stars, snowflakes, and lens flare.

In the darkest of seasons, find the light that warms you and take it with you.


Spectral Iteration, The Book

“A Dream of Winter” and more than thirty other fractals and abstracts are a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it has been published as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon: Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts


Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BCOKLOFNqvX/

Eye of Time Alchemy Fractal

A series of nested alchemy circles, turning as one in clockwork motion, forming the eye of Grandfather Time.

“In the Eye of Time” by Jaya Prime

No.6 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“And in our darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of Time.”
~The Cheshire Cat

Notes: I was hitting the gallery of Danny Darko when I saw his conceptual edit that fused the world of “Alice in Wonderland” with that of “Donny Darko”… with Frank, the time-traveling rabbit, in place of the famed White Rabbit. It’s brilliant! And led to quite the conversation. It’s a concept that has been altering my perception of not one, but two previously separate worlds. There’s always time for tea ;}

Incept: In Apophysis, when you run Batoruco’s Symbol Script through a Juliascope on the 4th xForm, this is the eye you’ll find staring back at you. The hands of the clock come from a separate fractal, one that has five different animated versions on my site at Jaya Prime dot Com.


Spectral Iteration, The Book

“In the Eye of Time” and more than thirty other fractals and abstracts are a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it is being made publicly available as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon: Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts

Source: In the Eye of Time” alchemy fractal on Instagram

Sombranoche — Nocturnal Memories Fractal Street Art

“Sombranoche” by Jaya Prime

No.4 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“O, threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise.
One thing at least is certain: THIS LIFE FLIES!
One things is certain and the rest is lies:
The Flower that has bloom’d for-ever dies.”
~Edward Fitzgerald, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Facts: The star-shaped, violet bloom of the nightshade carries poison in its beauty. Some types of nightshade are even psychotropic. The tribes who’ve used it have attributed an assortment of healing and medicinal effects to the flower. It’s history in shamanism and witchcraft has deep roots. The brewed tea made from the flower is bitter, in stark contrast to the beauty of its bloom; in low doses it heals, in high doses it kills. Care to indulge in a sip?

Notes: A very heavily edited and re-worked version of my album art for “Sombranoche”. It’s especially fitting, as I published the original song back in 2006. Then, after the eighth and final album was complete in 2012, I went back and made the “Nocturnal Memories” remix [Listen on YouTube] of my favorite song from the first album. The fact that I’ve now remixed the album art, also, brings a rather wicked smile to my face.


Spectral Iteration, The Book

“Bloom of Lilacs” and more than thirty other fractals and abstracts are a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it is being made publicly available as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon: Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts


Source: Sombranoche on Instagram

Bloom of Lilacs

“Bloom of Lilacs” by Jaya Prime

No.3 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?”
~L M Montgomery

Facts: There are more than a 1,000 different varieties of lilacs, and the only flower more fragrant is the rose. A lilac bush can grow taller than 20 ft (16 m), and live longer than a hundred years, and survive temperatures far below freezing. They were first cultivated in the Middle East and have been carried around every corner of the world.

Notes: Raw UltraFractal render while exploring around the elephants. Rendered at 10x, then reduced to 1280 for smoothness. This was one of the most popular designs in the entire series, growing in popularity even to this very day.

Available on These Stores:
Beautiful violet lilac spiral fractal here on Redbubble
Beautiful violet lilac spiral fractal here on Society6

Spectral Iteration, The Book

“Bloom of Lilacs” and more than thirty other fractals and abstracts are a part of the book “Spectral Iteration” by San Jaya Prime. For the first time ever, it is being made publicly available as a full-color, full-page fine art book here on Amazon: Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts