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Genius of the Lamp by priteeboy Genius of the Lamp by priteeboy
Those who read my journal made before this would have been left wondering what I meant by “A lamp…How are you going to connect that with space art” And here it is, my submission to Nameless Designers contest which requires to create original and unusual space-art.

Primarily made to just look cool, I also wanted it to have further meaning. The clever pun "Genius of the Lamp" could refer to whoever or whatever was responsible for creating such a marvellous universe which contains things big and small that are so amazing in how it all works that not even the most vivid imagination can rival its existence, here condensed down into a lava lamp which just happens to be shaped like a space rocket (I'm sure some of you have seen rocket-shaped lava lamps in gift shop windows). And surrounded by common household objects (based on things I own or once had). For extra interest, maybe the universe is just sitting on Almighty's desktop.

The lava blobs have relevance too; you can clearly see how it shows the creation and destruction of planets and life. Hot lava eventually cools and forms planets where life will rise when the planet is in its prime but it will inevitably fall back to its origin but they are not wasted, their material is melted down and recycled to rise once again. Just like the workings of a lava lamp.

As for the working process, well the most time consuming part by far was modelling all objects in Cinema 4D, which were then imported into Vue where they were textured and rendered. Lighting which was crucial proved exceedingly difficult but luckily, Good o'l Photoshop came in use and was used for other things besides the obviously Photoshopped blob details.

Long comment, I know but I had to say a lot for an idea that only comes around once in a very long time. Thanks for reading and Viewing !

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sonate32 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
very inspirational
euphoricmadness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You should get a DD for this. :heart:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :bow: Though these days I could have done it better :XD:
DuskySanctum Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
this is so cool!
adescdasc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
very nice. I love the colours.
BiggiezWorld Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
This an amazing take on the universe I have never looked at it quite like this but it definitely gets the gears turning! Some day I hope to be able to get into PS and other software so I can bring my ideas to life like this! Thank you for sharing this piece is amazing!
priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I almost forgot about this one. Could do a way better job at it these days I think, but I feel its a concept best left as its own ;p Glad you liked that concept ;)
fhrei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I wish I have this lamp -____- great works and idea at the same time!
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same, it would be the envy of all others, but impossible to create :lol:
VixenGypsy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
:eyepopping: OMG this is a phenomenal piece! I'd like to ask permission to showcase this on [link] a Lava Lamp collectors site. They would go nuts over this! Please contact me.
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