I am back from an involuntary hiatus. A friend, his wife, and I bought and remodeled a building, starting a couple small businesses in two of the storefronts. If that sounds like a major time killer, it was. (Is)
An actual 3d fractal flame, hovering over an ocean. It's actually a composite of 3 renders, one of the 3d fractal, one of an ocean at the same angle, and a 2d version of the fractal used to cast reflections in the water.
This started as an experiment with steam. Part of my Onyx Table series. This is a remake of the 1999 original. So it would work better with wider formats, I added a reflection in the back as well as modeling a better cup.