Though he was one of the Knights of the Round Table, Tristan's most notable tale involves neither Arthur nor Camelot. Rather, it is the story of his affair with Iseult (a.k.a. Isolde), the wife of his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall. Some historians actually believe that the legend of Tristan and Iseult might actually have preceded and been the basis for the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot love triangle story.
Basically, the story goes that Tristan is the nephew and champion of King Mark. As part of a truce with King Anguish of Ireland, Mark is betrothed with Iseult, Anguish�s daughter. He sends Tristan across the sea to fetch her. On the way, the couple consumes a love potion and fall for one another. Iseult still marries mark,...
I am a forty-something living in the Metro-Atlanta area -- one of the few people who was actually born and raised here. I'm married and have two sons. By day, I am a senior software engineer at a small company that specializes in geolocation software. But, by night I am a 3D render artist.
I have dual degrees from the University of Georgia, one in Computer Science, the other in Fine Art. So, it seems only natural that I attempt to combine the two by producing art using a computer. Plus, I find that it's a bit more practical than painting as it doesn't require all of the clean up, harsh chemicals, or expensive supplies. In fact, I have been a render artist since some of the first ray-tracing programs were made publicly available in the...
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