Re: Dune Art
Posted: 25 Dec 2014 05:21
I´m still reading it, haven´t decidet yet. What I can already tell you is that It´s way overpriced.
DUNE DISCUSSION FORUM FOR ORTHODOX HERBERTARIANS
leto247 wrote:Yesterday I found quite an oddity that I can only describe as a porn parody in flash game form of the classic DUNE game that Cryo studios made in the 90´s:
Needless to say, although the game is extremely well done it is also absolutely NSFW, of course.
This gom jabbar takes elements from many cultures and time periods. It would look equally at home in ancient Mesopotamia as it would in the far off future.
I decided to cast the gom jabbar in copper - a metal used since antiquity which, because of its unique material properties, is crucial to modern technology. It is also a beautiful metal. Highly polished it gleams like the sun. When exposed to the elements it crusts over and becomes organic and blue. When handled by people it looks almost like leather.
This gom jabbar builds upon the circle packing techniques I have been developing on other projects. For this piece I relaxed the circles to give "the high handed enemy" more flow while retaining a bit of the structure of the packing algorithm. I think this falls in line with the subtle ways the Bene Gesserit manipulate the bloodlines of humanity.
I felt that my first concept was too structured; too saturated with western history.
I wanted to shift focus to a gom jabbar that felt "of the time" and "out of time" to be timeless. I like the old design as a ceremonial peice - something you'd see in a Bene Gesserit museum - but this new gom jabbar feels more right (even if it is more than a simple needle on a thimble).
I chose copper for this gom jabbar because I really like working with it. It looks great polished - not gold, not silver, but bright orange - looks great with use - turning milk chocolate brown - and looks great neglected - acquiring that green patina.