When I set out to work on the “Clockwork Universe” series, I had a steampunk aesthetic in mind. Once I started working however, the series veered off in its own direction. While they’re not nearly as brassy as I originally had in mind, these images displayed a beauty that I couldn’t resist.
“Clockwork Universe 2” incorporates an image from Wikimedia Commons photographer Samuel Wantman, an image created in ArtMatic, and an image of NGC 3603 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
While having a strong background in photography and traditional printmaking, Richard Maier has mostly worked as a digital artist since the mid-90’s. His abstract and non-representational work tends toward a lush color palette and stark design, often filtered through the lens of chaos and noise. The natural world, as both the microcosm of biology and the macrocosm of space, is his favorite subject matter. He strives to create art that is both visually pleasing and intellectually fascinating.