*Keeper of time, his task to slice
Through time and space with no device
Move men and ships with cosmic splice
Using melange, the precious spice

Melange born of the worms in sand
Their home, Arrakis desert land
Where Fremen tribes do make their stand
Protect this spice from evil band*

This fractal artwork was inspired by the 1965 classic science-fiction novel, ‘Dune’ by Frank Herbert. This is the first instance that I can think of where the concept of ‘folding’ time and space for space travel is imagined. In the novel, creatures called ‘Navigators’ are able to use a spice called ‘Melange’ to enable space travel by folding space.

This is my abstract portrayal of what a Navigator would be. The Navigator has infinite portals within him that connect all points of time and space. His container of the spice Melange lays at his feet.

The large sand dunes near the coastal town of Florence, Oregon ( close to where I live ) served as the original inspiration to Frank Herbert for the Dune saga novels. I always thought it was really cool that his inspiration came from my neck of the woods. I have always loved this book since the first time I read it as a young boy, so here is a little tribute to Frank for the wondrous adventure he sent me on during that time.

The original is 4800 × 6400 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. It was created in Sterling2, a freeware fractal application. Because the original is so large and difficult to see over the internet, I have included a couple of detail cutaways below.

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Comments

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97almost 6 years ago

    wonderful detail

  • Thank you, Gramia97!

    – ArtByDrew

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouillealmost 6 years ago

    I too have loved the awsome concept in Dune. This is design is powerful looking, and it reminds me too of an ancient figurine. I love the mesmerizing ambience of it. :)

  • Thank you, Laci! I wanted to give it the feeling of something older than time itself, so your comment put a big smile on my face! :)

    – ArtByDrew

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouillealmost 6 years ago

    Also, thank you for the view of the details. It shows how high quality your design is. :)

  • Your quite welcome, Laci! I am going to write up a tutorial on how to do this on Redbubble very soon, as I get a lot of bubblemails asking me how I do this without having to have a third-party host for the images.

    – ArtByDrew

  • Andrew Price
    Andrew Pricealmost 6 years ago

    This is FANTASTIC!!!

  • Thank you, Andrew!

    – ArtByDrew

  • wutz4tea
    wutz4teaalmost 6 years ago

    wow Drew!! this is great!! And the details!!

  • Thank you so much, Robin!

    – ArtByDrew

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome work

  • Thank you, Thea!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Cornelia Mladenova
    Cornelia Mlade...almost 5 years ago

    Amazing! Looks like a precious jewelry :)

  • Thank you so much, Cornelia!

    – ArtByDrew

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