The image used for the mural is one of our standard fractals, with some color changes. The digital image for the mural was re-rendered at very high resolution to maintain and enhance the detail. The tiles are 6"x6" and they are laid tightly together on thick plywood. The tiles overlap the plywood to give the floating appearance. The impetus for Rose's Bowl came from a challenge to the artist to mathematically re-create a real bowl. The original bowl is a 19th century antique. Rose's Bowl started out as a custom piece but the client has relinquished exclusive rights so it is available, in a limited edition, to the public. It is also available in a 3D version.
It was a real challenge to create an image that looks like an actual antique bowl. With a square opening at the top, a round base, and a flowery design, it took the artist three months to complete the work. No photographs were used – just mathematics. For example, the formula for the cross-sections of the bowl, that includes the square top and the round base, is |x|t +|y|t = rt where 1 ≤ t ≤ 2and t = 1 at the top and t = 2 at the base. Now for sale, in a limited edition.
This golf picture started out as Gamma Island but at the behest of an avid golfer, I flattened the island a bit and transformed it into the "13th hole".
This is a blowup of "Fantasy Golf"
The appropriate approval process is paramount in achieving the final result and customer satisfaction. Ray Balbes employs the following policies to achieve the result.
1. Initial meeting to define the art style, color theme, design type, sizes and materials
2. Iterative review process to examine, alter and approve the art in development
3. Final draft for sign off, prior to final production
Our custom work ranges from simply changing the colors or size of an existing image to creating an entirely new picture with collaboration between the artist and client. We would like to emphasize that when we make large images, we don't just blow them up, we re-render them so that detail is not just maintained, but actually enhanced. If you want something really special, just contact us.