I have ALMOST solved it! Thanks guys! @drted and @tatiang to the rescue!
what i ended up doing was cloning a column. saving that clone to a variable. then using that variable to clone the next things INTO. then start the process again.
what appears to be happening is that the original blocks dont seem to be cloning the entire column and it’s contents. just the top level component. can anyone else confirm this?
although this is A solution, it’s not THE solution. This type of dynamic creation of elements does not allow for finetuning the advanced properties such as borders, corner roundness, blur etc.
for example, in the video above the ‘master image’ has corners that are rounded, you can see the images displayed do not have that corner.
is anyone able to clone an entire column that holds an image appropriately?