Welcome to my Complicated Reality

Believing things is simple, finding truth is tricky.
Reality is in between, it gets complicated quickly.
I can't tell you how it is, only show you how I see it,
but every time I take a closer look I find a deeper secret.
I make crafts with fractal math, mixing chaos and equations.
Simple rules and special tools make stunning presentations.
I wonder if the world outside my screen is just the same,
iterated patterns in some cosmic chaos game?
But even if we are, I've found a niche that works for me,
exploring all the nuance, and sharing what I see.
Sometimes it's with a render, sometimes it's with a poem,
sometimes it's with a story of explorers far from home.
And sometimes it's with a question, or a smile or a wink,
that lets you know I know you know
there's more than what we think.
Feel free to take a look at the things that I've created
while I explore the simple truth that Reality is Complicated.

I try to keep this site free of marketing. But it's not free to me.
If you'd like to support my creative growth,
please consider these options:
Order my poetry book Laser Fractal Space Magic.
Purchase prints of my art through ArtSation.
Shop clothing and other accessories with my art through Art of Where.
Or hire me direct for commissions and collaborations.

The cover of Laser Fractal Space Magic, Artificially Illustrated Human Poems by Yamen O'Donnell. White title text against an abstract geometric fractal design with intersecting cubes, in purples, oranges, pinks and yellows.

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Ask Sometimes

There's a special power to learning to speak your desires.


Dancing With Ruberwogs

Ruberwogs are magical dancing creatures. But maybe you shouldn't dance with them?


The Tree it was Supposed To Be

A tree is a good reminder of the difference between knowledge and right.



A spectacular slug shared a surprisingly sincere secret with me.


Why I Kick Rocks

A rock kinda blew my mind once.

Ask a Wizard

Calling all curious minds! Answering questions is my favorite form of magic, so ask whatever is on your mind. Ask about art, ask about storytelling, ask about technology, ask about anxiety, ask about life, ask about magic, ask about love. From the serious to the silly, the practical to the philosophical, the simple to the strange, I'll answer any question asked in good faith.

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