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 4” incorporates an image from Wikimedia Commons photographer Samuel Wantman, and an image of NGC 3603 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.


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Digital artist since 1993.

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  • Tania  Donald
    Tania Donaldover 4 years ago

    wow! so dynamic, like its sparking and arcing with its own electricity. brilliant.

  • No, no electrikal fluid here, it’s all steam… Thanks Tania! ;-)

    – Richard Maier

  • annamora
    annamoraover 3 years ago

    love this image .. beautiful

  • Thank you!

    – Richard Maier

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