The apparent watchband “links” on either side suggest a wristwatch, and the five-sided ngon transform gives the “crystal” a pentagonal shape. Intentional double meaning for the heightened alert status of the U.S. military as we approach the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2011 attacks.
Created in Apophysis 7x v14 following this tutorial in the Apophysis Tutorial Fun group. Rendered as a .png file, then blended with duplicate layers and a black background, color adjusted and sharpened in GIMP v2.6 with added supernova, then saved in .jpg format, finally scaled up in UF. Number 7 in a series of images generated with the instructions in this tutorial called Portals by dA’s SaTaNiA (Damien G.), with nine transforms plus five sides in the ngon transform. Best if viewed larger.