I'm Yamen. I'm a Laser Fractal Space Wizard. As I explore the infinite, I create art, stories, riddles, and other creative works. No matter where my adventures take me, out past the stars or deep within my mind, I am enchanted by the detail I find at every level. I don't believe in parallel universes, alternate realities, or fictional canons, instead I think they're all parts of one exquisitely complicated reality.
Looking for prints?
I have a collection of designs available through Saal Digital, the same place I get my gallery quality prints made. You can select from a variety of print mediums and finishing options, along with a few specialty print products like stickers, magnets, and puzzles.
I live near an enchanted forest, not far from the golden man of Oregon. If you live close enough to know what that means, you can meet me in person at Market for the Strange events. I have a table full of art prints, laser-etched art, poetry cards and scrolls, and other products I don't sell online.
Trippy, colorful, and surreal, fractal art is a delicate balance of chaos-game mathematics and artistic design. Fractals are my primary artistic medium, they play a central role in my aesthetic, and they represent the way I see a world of infinite detail.
This design, Out Past the Air, is on display at a NASA office in Florida, and was included in a lunar time capsule project. Created with a combination of stock photography, fractal texture and neural network style transfer in 2019, it's gone on to be my most popular and farthest reaching design.
The Peregrine lander launched on Jan 8th, 2024. However, a critical fuel leakage left it unable to make the trip to the moon. After 10 days out past the air, the lander was safely de-orbited over the south Pacific. Space travel is complicated, but with every failure is an opportunity to learn.
Complicated Reality is a place where I share cool things with interesting people. My content here is all free, there's no advertising or sponsorship, and my well-being isn't dependent on you signing up for anything. I want your visits here to be comfortable and fun.
But if you'd like to see even more, I run a quiet little Discord server for interesting people like you to talk about life, share their creative passions, and remember a time when the internet was full of wonderful strangers and fascinating new ideas.
A coat for stranger spaces, wilder nights, and chillier vibes. Features plush fleece lining, two extra large pockets, and a stunning design inspired by the weather of Jupiter and the colors of a desert sunset.
Available for order worldwide.
New 2024 designs!
"Somewhere between Shel Silverstein and Phillip K. Dick"
I have a poetry book!
Laser Fractal Space Magic collects over 70 of my best poems from 2018 to 2022. Available in paperback and e-book.
Fractals are more than a still frame can show you. If you've got the bandwidth, why not take your eyes for a stroll through the infinite?