Deep Space Dreamer — Kepler-62e Deep Dream Fractal Mandala

The largest exoplanet we have discovered, deep dreamed amid a vibrant violet fractal mandala.


“Deep Space Dreamer” by Jaya Prime

No.5 of 36 in the “Spectral Recursion” series

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” ~Carl Sagan

Facts: Of the 564 currently confirmed exoplanets, only thirty-two register as habitable. Eleven of these are strikingly similar to our own Terra: size, shape, and at a distance from their star of origin to keep them from freezing and from burning up. Whether or not any of these are already inhabited remains to question. Want to take a ride?

Incept: I grabbed the shot from NASA of Kepler-62e, the largest exoplanet that we’ve discovered so far. After adding it to a fanned PDJ fractal in Apophysis, I processed it with Google’s Deep Dreams AI, before finally painting on a new layer of colors.

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More: This fractal mandala has a long history, with design variations published online and in books. The most recent deep dream mandala version appears as the two-page spread in the book “Spectral Iteration: A Prismatic Journey thru the Beautiful Art of Fractals and Abstracts” (pictured below). The book is filled with other fractals and abstracts, including inspirational poetry to match the art. It’s available for purchase in hardback and softback format here on Amazon.

Deep Dream Fractal Mandala

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