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Which Came First? by xraynet Which Came First? by xraynet
The Arthur Clarke version. And you thought you knew the answer.

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[Many thanks to the Artistry group whose critiques were helpful in improving this piece]
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Given 2013-05-24
Which Came First? by *xraynet ( Suggested by LaraBLN and Featured by SaTaNiA )

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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015   General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconz00reka:
z00reka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love this Larry,,,, Congrats on the DD,,,, Should have gotten a lot more favs,,,,,
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thanks for the comment.  Unfortunately we geniuses have to live in obscurity until we're dead, then someone will discover our works and sell them for millions.
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:iconz00reka:
z00reka Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol...SO damn True
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Writer
PS. :icondownarrowplz: And I linked your work back to you. (:
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Writer
I used your title for a title poem here- [link] -Thanks!
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Your poetry, my visual art. Interesting combination. Now all we need is to sell the movie rights! :dance:
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Writer
lol -- who will star?
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:iconlithmyathar:
LithMyathar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats for the DD! Well deserved! :thumbsup:
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thanks for the kind comments.
:D
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:iconaqualoop31:
Aqualoop31 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Artist
well done! congratulation of the DD
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you very much :dance: .
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:iconaqualoop31:
Aqualoop31 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Artist
Always welcome! Great job!
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:iconhallbe:
hallbe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The rabbit?
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Thanks to all for the comments on my Daily Deviation award. Means a great deal to me.
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:iconrenewalazar:
Renewalazar Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Obviously the egg came first. The creature that laid it didn't have to be a freaking chicken!!!!!! EVOLUTION!!!
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:iconnbh62698:
nbh62698 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Let's not go into that topic :). I respect all opinions, but this is a concept that leads to horrible arguments.
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:iconodisorder:
oDisorder Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist
“Well then, I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning.” - Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter
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:iconxela145:
xela145 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... evolution tells us that the egg came first. c:
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:iconpikachu-28:
Pikachu-28 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
It could have been the egg but then where did the chicken come from that laid that egg? There couldn't just be a random egg with no chicken to lay it but no one knows. I think you're right though and good work! :la:
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:iconfelicia89:
Felicia89 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
gazing into the abyss of time, the brave little egg went forth...
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
The egg. Always. :D :hug: It's a brilliant fractal!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very VERY COOL!!!! Thank You and congrats on the DD!
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:iconcatelee2u:
catelee2u Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eggcellent!!!
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:iconalkraas:
Alkraas Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation :love:
You deserved it to much :clap:
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
very nice
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Very cool fractal! (Answer: The chicken :iconchickenplz:) Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconlou-sifer:
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lizards laid eggs before the chicken even walked on the earth pal :3
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Well, the chicken was once a giant lizard! ;)
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:iconlou-sifer:
Lou-Sifer Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No then it was a giant lizard chicken and not a chicken. Think there's be a difference. :3
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:iconkirschenwasser:
Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :boogie:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconaxel-redfield:
aXel-Redfield Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excuse me but I didn't understand what it is, can you explain?
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I'm going to assume that your question is serious, and will answer it as a result. Depending on your age and past reading, you may not understand the references.

This work alludes to two themes. First, is the age old philosophical, but humorous, question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?". The second theme is that of the monolith in the Stanley Kubrick movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey," and Arthur Clarke's novel which was written simultaneously with the movie (information found here [link] ).

Both themes have been discussed in cosmological studies of both religion and origin of man. I combined them by substituting the fractal "egg" for the monolith. Art with deeper meaning interests me more than other work.

Did this help?
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aXel-Redfield Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I am serious, I often can't understand fractal art and I am trying to understand the subject, I know about "which came fist" thing but I have no knowledge of "Space odyssey", so I will 1st find something about that and than will try to understand this.
Thank you for the answer.
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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:icongerda1946:
Gerda1946 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations with the DD :clap:
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:iconlarabln:
LaraBLN Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD, very well deserved!!! :heart: :clap: :love:
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
And thank you for suggesting this piece for the DD!
:D
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:iconlarabln:
LaraBLN Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconyoureverywelcome:
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:iconjaycecruel:
JayceCruel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a square version of Rama! With a leathery Avian Egg to boot!

Nice :)
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
A fractal seventh avatar of Vishnu? Sita and Lakshmana would be proud.
:rofl:
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:iconjaycecruel:
JayceCruel Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I suppose it could be...a seventh divine glory which has not yet been born in mankind...

Although I was referring to a different RAMA...from your reference to the "Arthur Clarke" (R.I.P.) version...
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I know. I was just being punny with the Hindu reference. :rofl:
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
No, I know that you really referred to Clarke's RAMA series.
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:iconjaycecruel:
JayceCruel Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so I did :)

And for your next act...Cecil material!

Should be easy for a pro like you :)
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:iconlbgrover:
LBGrover Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Digital Artist
amazing work - lots of layers to look at and great textures not boring very complex -wow

Laurie
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Thank you very much. :hug:
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