I visited on a museum "Glass Forest" in Hakone / Sengokubara on New Year's Days. There are many excellent and historical Venetian glass wares exhibited. I was strongly impressed by the beauty of lace glass especially. Lace glass is manufactured by the traditional process of melting and modifying the fine white gass bar in clear glass. There are so many fine white elegant spirals in a clear glass ware that they seem to be laces.
As the New Year's special, I made works on this page on the inspiration from the lace glass.
I drew lines by POV's "smooth_triangle" expanded from FRAME. And I started to use POV-Ray version 3.1, especially "#macro". I shows the sorce files for these scene. Please enjoy the lines' beauty.
This is a simple spindle shaped coil. But a clear vortex can be seen.
I like a thinking that spiral moving becomes bigger and bigger but returns to the starting point. I made the left shape for expressing this thinking. At the same time I like the thinking that the the space in the coil is not separated from the space outside.
I modified the smooth_triangle string a little. It makes two group figues of the reflection light. One is on the front side and another is on the back side and they are double exposured. The double exposured figue makes an effect, an illusion.