This scene was originally inspired by the growth patterns of fir tree needles, belive it or not (they grow out from their branches in spirals or helices.)
The helices are created from rotated stacked slabs with the centres cored out, and soon became DNA like. The tuquoise 'nucleotide' ladder was then added and the scene was built to explore the structre and the interesting shadows cast by it.
Best quality listed first; although all these images are very high quality, compression artefacts creep in when using JPEGs. No browsers currently support JPEG 2000 images, although many graphics applications do.1600×1200 true colour PNG file (lossless compression). 2.24 MB (2,356,796 bytes)