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We are sure many of you in the fractal world, here at dA, know of the terrible loss of one of the most amazing fractal artists kram666. Mark was not only a fantastic fractal artist, but also a great friend to many and always full of the nicest things to say. I know I was always dumbfounded why he would ever fave any of my fractals when they never even came close to the work he did, but he was always full of encouragement and never once let a thank you go by without saying, "You're welcome." I know James and I will also miss the wonderful photos of his dear foxes, as well as his gentle free spirit that made dA a nicer place for so many of us. He will truly be missed by us all.

Every time we fire one up, we will be thinking of you, Mark!

A Tribute to :iconkram666:


Some of his spectacular fractals:

folding space by kram666
loonie grey by kram666 Roxy by kram666 diffusion by kram666
ecstasy by kram666
make me smile by kram666 organism by kram666 imagine by kram666
spiral grey by kram666

"Turn on, tune in, drop out"

His beautiful urban foxes:

Roxy 575 by kram666
Roxy 560 by kram666 Roxy 397 by kram666
Ronny 254 by kram666
Ronny 226 by kram666 Ronny 104 by kram666
Roxy and Ronny ( daughter ) by kram666
mum and daughter by kram666 Roxy mother  and Ronny  cub by kram666

"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
realized that I am among the trees, the plants, the grass, the sky.
The trees know me and I am never alone.
We are all one and we exist everywhere.
It was like coming home to the greatest welcome back party imaginable.
The love and purity of the trees surrounded and dazzled me.       
I went outside to lie in the grass.
I needed to be there, to feel the dirt beneath my feet,
the stars above my head and the wet grass in my fingers.
The stars were like diamonds in a velvet black sky their light radiating beams of positivity and love down to us all."

If any of you would like to leave your condolences to his family, please visit his brother Simon's page Simon-Marks-Brother.

Also, we know many are wanting to keep his premium membership going, so we don't lose all his heartwarming photos on his page. If anyone has started a "Points Page" so people can donate, please let us know. Donating to his page will not help as the points will not be accessible.

:bulletgreen:We would like to thank jim373 for allowing us to use parts of his journal.
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frazzle45years Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I express my condolences to kram666's family and friends. He had beauty in his artwork from what I'm seeing and that is never ending.
Epogh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great journal for a great brother we will miss sweet Mark
fractal1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear this. I wonder what happened. Mark was still young and so full of life and love! I remember being scared of Mark when I first visited his page. There were concepts on there that I was not familiar with. I loved Mark's art, though. (Still do!) I think he has, perhaps, been my greatest inspiration as an artist. As I got to know Mark better, I realized that there was absolutely nothing to be afraid of! I can't imagine a more gentle human being. I will miss Mark terribly. I hope he's in a peaceful place, and I hope he knows that we love him and honour him.
eccoarts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am in tears this morning reading this. I can not tell you how wonderful and encouraging Mark was to me not only for my fractals but all my art. I never met Mark but I felt he was a true DA friend. I lost my father a couple weeks ago and had a really bad situation at my work recently and have felt lost and without friends. DA and people like Mark made it easier to face the day and the hate that is directed towards me in my life. Mark your art and kindness to a stranger is appreciated and it made a difference in my life.
LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Great homage to Mark!
wolfepaw Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful guy! Mark was so supportive of other artists and his work was so vibrant and eye-catching and his fox photos are touching and sweet. He will be greatly missed here on dA. As Billy Joel said, "Only the Good Die Young" and Mark was certainly one of the good guys. RIP, Mark, and Godspeed. I'll miss you a lot, my friend.
It's touching to see that he had so many old and new friends here. That, in itself is quite the tribute to the sort of man he was.
AkaSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I will never forget how kind he was to me and how much he encouraged me in my work..
skyzyk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice homage. I am sure Mark is smiling at you now.
Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very nice tribute :)
jim373 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
A wonderful and fitting tribute to a much loved member of our community!!
Rest in Peace Mark, you will be sorely missed my friend! :pray: :iconcryinghugplz:
Thootmosis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Rest in Peace Mark :(
FractalBee Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
He was always there with his nice comments and all his beautiful art. I coud not resist his fox photo's!
He will be missed, I will miss him :sniff:
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I miss him :-(
jemgirl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry to ask such morbid type question, but what did he die of?

I didn't know him that well, but our paths crossed now and again and I thought he was nice.
AkaSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Honestly, I do not know what he died from..He was a good person, though, and will definitely be missed..
Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He will always be missed.....
Rozrr Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My days are not the same without Mark's little stack of images too look at. Wondering which fox picture to fae today. Looking at his fractals..

An empty space for certain...

Don't forget 1 minute's silence on Monday the 1st at 2.20pm London UK time... Mark's funeral.
GrahamSym Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Lovely tribute to a lovely man. A few of us have started a donation poll organised by :iconlittlewolfgirl545:
AkaSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Thanks, Graham.. I have just sent a donor her way..
GrahamSym Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :tighthug:
Thank you so much for including this. We were hoping someone had started one already. :)
GrahamSym Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Many of us want to keep his bespoke homepage active :iconsadcuddleplz:
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