The first completed composition I rendered using 3D modeling and rendering software. A friend looked at this image and commented that she liked it because while the Dalai Lama is in exile, truly no one is sitting on the lotus throne.
One of two scenes I did using POVRay, which is a freeware raytracer. After two scenes, I stopped using POVRay. It was a very cumbersome process. You had to write code that you ran through an image compiler to create the output. The process involved a lot of changes to code and recompiling. I returned to the idea of creating an art gallery in the later image Nu Gallery.
A clock. The numbers of the clock face are shown in binary numbers in the form of colored spheres. The darkened spheres are binary 1 and the nearly transparent spheres are binary 0. Very often people tell me this looks like an open mouth with very sharp teeth. I saw an eye when I looked at it, which is what inspired the title.
This image began while I was playing with a fractal generator. Sometimes just playing like that produces images I want to keep. In this one sitting, I discovered what looked like a stained glass window, an angel's wing, and an unusual shape that looked like a small tree or bush. Those elements suggested the composition of this picture.
For me, the most interesting parts of this image are the holographic terrain monitor in the center of the room and the control panels found around the room. This is a stellar and planetary observatory area within a large spacecraft.
This was the start of a project that was too ambitious for the software I used at the time. The plan was to build an elaborate space station with transparent domes at the ends of protruding arms. In the end I could complete only this one bubble, showing a patio from some condo occupant. This concept was one I re-created when the software got more sophisticated in the piece titled Garden Redux. The design of the space station was also one I remade for the piece titled Habitat.