*Return now from place far away
To judge Earth on this judgement day
Decide what comes and what will stay
Which things to their home they’ll convey
Decide they will with pure thought
On all things that this Earth has wrought
To separate what’s good or not
Judgments that can’t be swayed nor bought
Things deemed unworthy or unsound
Will be left just as they are found
To vanish in act so profound
Where all that’s left will not rebound*
This fractal artwork was inspired by the prophesies of Judgement Day. This is one of the prophesies that exists in almost all religions of the world. Similar versions of Judgement Day are found in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The only exception I am aware of to the prophesy of judgement day is in Hinduism, as in Hinduism Satan doesn’t exist.
I am a spiritual person, but not a religious person, which is most frequently termed as an Agnostic. I believe that there is something far greater than all of us in this universe, for we exist, but keep an open and questioning mind as to just what that might be. In this artwork I represent one of those alternative views of Judgement Day, where our ‘creator’ returns to salvage what good has come from our world (and not just from an arrogant human civilization), to save it before our world ends by taking these positive attributes back with them from where they came.
Granted, as an agnostic, I think there is a good possibility as well that there will be no judgement day at all. The prophesy of judgement day may have come about through humankinds everlasting quest for immortality, and the need to believe that humankind will continue on forever. Only time itself will tell the truth about judgement day.
This was artwork created in Incendia. The fractal is exactly as it was rendered. The background image of Earth used with Incendia is from a well-known public domain image from NASA. The only post-processing was to crop it just a hair to bring it to a more common printing size. The original artwork is 3600 × 3600 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. The details are difficult to see over the internet, so I have included a few detail cutaways to give you a better idea of the overall detail of the artwork. The cutaways are at 100% of the original size.