... Multiple layers of brights and subtles arranged in sacred geometry, maintained in pi-ratio proportions - digital art, yet often with very 3D surrealistic elements...
No photography has been used in the composition of the chalice, or any component therein, in any of the artwork here - that 3D effect is all rendered "sacred geometry" and digital brushwork.
Some backgrounds are based in photography, as are (most always) any ocassional but distinct imagery, such as of the human form or faces, animals, flags, balance scales, or the planet earth.
Other than that, various lifeforms have been "seen" by viewers that I did not previously see, let alone design in. That works for me!
The small thumbnail pics here often hide the very detail-rich notes of color and multi-layering of their fully fledged larger sizes (smile).
This Chalice Art (of the "Bridging Chalice" theme) began with a 3+ dimensional form that I "saw" (or visually conceived) back in the late Spring of 1985. In Spring of '86 I drew up the first full color, albeit 1D, version of the 'Temple Diamond Chalice', done in colored pencil and pen, and with the pi-ratio proportions of sacred geometry. This first rendering (shown at the Chalice-Integration-Art page at my website) provided the basis for most of my chalice art.
The Bridging Chalice is an integration of symbols, ancient and modern, eclectic, and of the ecumenical and spiritually unifying-thread-orientation. In "practical" terms(?): this artwork is not necessarily religious, but may symbolize various attributes that most religious people do identify with their religion. In any case, if a piece here stimulates useful qualities within you or makes your day better in some way, then that is the best I can hope for. For myself, the composing symbols represent the infrastructure (that we develop through personal growth) providing for the human embodiment of Spirit, or the preparation thereof.
Note if considering a print:
The high gloss of the acrylic or metal print may best complement the rich colors of *light-based art* on dark/black backgrounds. But the acrylic print may require more "homework" to hang in a way that works for you, unless you are experienced with that.
For those interested in Chalice-related topics:
Many other elements surrounding the "bridging chalice" are elaborated on at the Chalice Art page (at ChaliceBridge.Com). The "About" tab includes a little more information and some links.