A Video

Levels of Abstraction

I made a snowflake from a picture of the sun that actually reminded me of the sun
It came out like this.

I repeated the transformation but gave a twist.
It came out like this.

Blending those two images with a difference modifier
produced this.

Successively rotating one image relative to
the other produces an animation like this.
This illustrates an important idea for me.
The image seen in the video is created by
the interaction of underlying layers that are not visible.
I see this as a visual presentation of an idea I call Levels of Abstraction.
I think that reality is actually structured on the basis of levels of abstraction.

I wrote an essay about levels of abstraction here.