This scene was inspired by the intricate forms found in Radiolaria which I discovered during library research. Their diversity of form is incredible and I've only explored a single avenue in this scene.
“Radiolaria are amoeboid protozoa with many stiff projections supported by microtubules, called axopods, that produce intricate mineral skeletons. They occur as plankton throughout the ocean, and are known as common microfossils from the Cambrian period onwards.”
“Radiolarians are single-celled protistan marine organisms that distinguish themselves with their unique and intricately detailed glass-like exoskeletons.”
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