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gentle recursion
tree garden 2
flash MX   march, 2004    j.tarbell
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1 tree
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9 trees
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4 trees
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself."
- William Blake, 1799, The Letters
The Tree Garden II is an arrangement of recursive forms illustrated to appear as trees. Every tree generated is unique in structure and complexity. Trees are composed of a single limb object that attaches copies of itself to itself.

The technique used in this work (+ many others) will soon be covered in great detail, in the forthcoming book New Masters of Flash 2004, published by Friends of Ed.
0000 A single tree contains hundreds of individual limbs

recursive illustrated forms
1000 Endless variation of form arises naturally