In Memory of Dirk Monteny [D.C.Monteny]

November 15, 2008 11:33 pm

Tags: D.C.Monteny, Dirk Monteny, Fractal, Fractal Artist, Xenodream

It is with great sadness that we post that on November 4, 2008, Dirk Monteny [D.C.Monteny] lost his lengthy battle with cancer. Dirk was known to a great many here as not only a talented artist, but a great friend.

Please join with us in sending our sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.

From Dirk's wife, Linda:

Hi all,

Besides an animal lover, Dirk was very passionate about his friends, music and philisophy/science/literature books...but especially about his creative art and poetry.

He loved to share his work and knowledge, and thanks to Renderosity he could do this. He tried to say goodbye to you all in person, but the cancer got him first. But, I'm sure he wanted to wish you all good luck and happines.

Thank you all, for your kind thoughts and condolences.

Love, Linda



The following is a selection of gallery images from the Renderosity Community in memory of Dirk Monteny.

~In Loving Memory-D.C.Monteny~
by Dinhi
Fate-twister (for Dirk)
by XenoDreamSoftware
The Last Ray (Goodbye Dirk)
by bpclarke
In Memory of Dirk
by Cosine
Sweet Memories, 'Dirk'
by CarolSassy
by Jennyfnf
Pushing the limits ( Dirk Monteny)
by mansco
For Dirk
by fractalinda
The Journey-In memory of Dirk
by kansas
For Dirk
by avalonfaayre
by renderix
outrun the dragon
by gateman45
In the Silence of the Web
by carlx
Freedom of The Soul (for Dirk)
by Juliette.Gribnau
World in Chains
(In Memoriam Dirk C. Monteny)

by pixart1
In memory of...
by efron_241
Be Mad About Life
- in memory of D.C. Monteny

by amota99517
A tribute to Dirk
by dragonmuse

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ChaosOutlaw ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

I just lost my own father on October 5th of this year so I can empathize. I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband was a great artist and will be missed in our community.

Markske ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

Wonderfull memorial. I'm sure Dirk would be very pleased with all those touching tributes! I'm keeping my promise Dirk, but I could never give back what you give me all those years. You were truly to good for this world my friend. Now you've passed I sometimes imagine you creating fractals in the stars with a godlike beauty, just as you did here on renderosity. I hope I'll meet you there someday so you can teach me XD as well as you have teached me here to open my mind for art. I'm missing you but it's a great confort to know that all your suffering is over. May you rest in peace my friend. With love, Mark Keep an eye on his gallery and personal site ( As Dirk's nephew, I promised him to keep posting his work. Yesterday we've made several backups of his pc. It will take me some weeks putting everything in order. At first site, there are no works made after his last postings on renderosity but I've found more than enough to cover years of monthly postings :-)

kansas ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

I get so chocked up when Dirk comes to my mind. The right words just don't come. He was in my prayers daily for all those months of his illness. He was a remarkable person and artist. He will not be forgotten. I am pleased that his personal website will be maintained.

CarolSassy ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

I'm gonna miss him a LOT. Thank you for the special message.

Rainastorm ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 17 November 2008

your family has our most sincere condolences...

ForbiddenWhispers ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences are with you at this unhappy time.

DreamWarrior ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

I'm very sad. He was loved by all who knew him here, because it showed he was a great person. We're gonna miss him deeply.

romanceworks ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

I didn't know Dirk but from viewing his gallery and reading his words, I wish I had. My condolences to his family and friends and I think it's just wonderful of his nephew to continue to keep Dirk's art alive.

alida ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

i didn't know him but want to present my condonlences to his family

spiegel428 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

His art was an inspiration. My condolences to his family and friends.

Sivana ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 18 November 2008

It´s so sad that he has passed so young. He really was an excellent artist. My condolences to his widow, family and friends!

QUEST-CHRONICLER ( posted at 12:42AM Thu, 20 November 2008

May his Soul rest in Perfect Peace, AMEN.

bpclarke ( posted at 10:02AM Thu, 20 November 2008

Dirk's talents were not only in creating art for looking at but in his magic for for weaving a story with words as well. At times bleak at other times filled with laughter. I will miss his talent and work greatly. A courageous man of great heart.

mansco ( posted at 4:39AM Fri, 21 November 2008

We all have lost a very special and creative person. My condolences to his family and friends. Keep on smiling for ever my friend!

tresamie ( posted at 6:16PM Fri, 21 November 2008

My sincere condolences on the loss of this remarkable man. His art has brightened the lives of many, touching their souls with beauty.

joefraq ( posted at 12:50AM Sat, 22 November 2008

I will miss Dirk SO much. What an inspirational person!

summer1412 ( posted at 3:29PM Sat, 22 November 2008

I give my deepest sympathies to Dirk's wife and family. He was a great talent here, adore by many and an inspiration to even more. He created thought-provoking pieces, visual smorgasbords of what was in his mind and spirit. His work will live on through Renderosity, his friends, his family, and all who knew and loved him. He will be terribly missed.

matrixmode ( posted at 12:15AM Sun, 23 November 2008

I'll miss him. I'm sorry I just never know what to say at times like this. Instead Linda, I would just give you a warm hug and just hold you for a little while and hope that somehow in a small way some sadness may be lifted from your soul.

SolidusSoft ( posted at 6:11AM Sun, 23 November 2008

My deep condolences to all his family and friends. Your artwork was and is a true inspiration, as well as your personality. Rest in peace!

hmatienzo ( posted at 4:42PM Sun, 23 November 2008

Always in our hearts, Dirk! Go and paint the sky all sorts of stunning fractals for us...