Printed dimensions are 42" x 42" (107cm x 107cm) with a 2" white border.
The Buddhabrot is a re-visualization of the familiar Mandelbrot Set using a technique invented by Melinda Green. Instead of selecting points on the real-complex plane, initial points are selected at random from the image region. The point is iterated through the function, z = zˆ2 + c, where z has components in both the real and imaginary planes.
If the particle escapes (exits the viewing area with high speed), its path is reiterated, exposing its position onto the image surface with each step. In this fashion, areas of dense particle travel appear bright white. The result is an amazing universe of structure, spirituality, and mathematical intrigue.
I originally wrote the computer program that generates this image in 2004. At the time, it took my fastest computer 6 days of computation to fully realize the high resolution version printed in its entirety here. There are over 100 billion individual pixel exposures!
A long print life is ensured: archival pigment-based inks and acid free, ph-neutral watercolor paper (more information about production qualities, www.complexification.net/quality.html ).
Immense detail has been achieved: 125 million pixels of information in each print (more information about the computational medium, www.complexification.net/medium.html).
Stored flat. Ships rolled in protective mailing tube.
The print is signed and titled in pencil. Open edition.
★ Paper Qualities
Paper House: Epson
Weight: 210 gsm
★ Pixel Information
Total Pixel Area: 125,440,000 pixels
Color Depth: 4 bytes
Total Pixel Mass: 501,760,000 pixel bytes
★ Printed Image
Total Graphic Area: 1,764 square inches