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Hyperdimensional Artifact by LEXLOTHOR Hyperdimensional Artifact by LEXLOTHOR
Further excursions "beyond the infinite" can be taken in my DA "Paleo & Sci Illo" gallery:


How do you describe the indescribable? Who does one depict the unimaginable? This image is my hint at addressing such questions. These were raised in Kubrick & Clarke's "2001: a Space Odyssey". In the original script the alien "monolith" discovered was to be a tetrahedron, the first geometric solid. Later the 1:4:9 shape was used in the movie. This represented the squares of the first three prime integers.

Were there to be a remake of this film or its sequels I would envision CGI effects to take the original concept one step further and extrapolate the tetrahedron into higher dimensions.

What I depict here is the three dimensional shadow of a five(?) dimensional solid as it resides in space-time as we understand it. All sorts of quirky things are going on. Some of the light refrated through it are redshifted away from us, some "surfaces" (branes?) are blue shifted toward the viewer. Time itself may not be passing at the same rate in all facets. The point-of-view of this image, puts the viewer "inside" the solid. It should be considered a field of influence extrapolated away into infinity with this complex at its nexus. It would make for a spectacular star gate.

art & text (c) John P. Alexander
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ChaosHour Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous use of colours
neroz-art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
this is beautiful!
i LOVE the glass!
wonderful work!
BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's some spectrum
BlackRogueDreams Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Pieces like this are why I love to see what comes out of your imagination.
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

This is as close to Cubism as I have ever come in my art. I do it for science. Picasso did it for art's sake.

Consider all of these cards as thumbnail sketches for larger works. If I ever find the time, I may paint a full size version of this concept.
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