Melt into you


This series depicts a couple becoming fractally entwined until they melt into each other infinitely in all directions. The framed set of 4 prints was shown at Bridges 2010, Pécs, Hungary.

The work is an example of the Droste effect, a recursive artistic effect in which a picture contains a smaller version of itself. It is named for Droste cocoa power, a Dutch chocolate product that in 1900 featured on its packaging a picture of nurse holding a package of the cocoa, which has a picture of the nurse holding a package of cocoa, and so on.

Melt into you starts with an image of 2 people, which is transformed by a uniform radial scaling of the image and then joined to a similar copy of itself. The effect is then enhanced by applying fractal algorithms to achieve successively surreal effects.