VISION After the initial "oh WOW" has worn off most of you may look at this and start to realise that this is, in fact, the sun. For those of you who didn't have to redo a year (or two) at school it's obvious that the sun is incomprehensibly hot. The intention of this piece is clear, yet the logic fails a little.
As with many of *ChrisCold's pieces the artist's comments section is a little neglected. This is something that scars even the most impressive art pieces I've seen as the entire concept and/or intention of the piece is reflected by nothing more than the title itself. Although this doesn't matter all that much it's a bit of a shame to see a piece that has so much potential let down due to the lack of a brief explanation.
ORIGINALITY The sun emits energy. The energy can be gathered. A simple concept that has been expressed in many ways but very rarely in a way that involves structures so close to the sun itself.
TECHNIQUE Many of *ChrisCold's pieces have a sketchy feel with a recurring sci-fi/fantasy theme. What sets this deviant's work apart from most sketchy pieces is the attention to detail which gives it a very charming and alluring feel. The space itself seems a little more like a sky scene, making the entire piece seem a little out of place. This isn't helped by the placement and look of the planet south-south west of the sun itself. The overall angle gives the piece the orbiting feel it deserve yet the perspectives are out of place. The scale of structure itself relative to the sun (assuming this is OUR sun) doesn't make sense as well as the shape, which looks like neither a full circle or a tight G type broken ring. The contrasts don't seem to make sense with the sun being as bright as it is and the structure being so close to it.
IMPACT The overall impact is quite powerful indeed. You can quite easily forgive the flaws of the piece that have been kindly pointed out by someone who is far too pedantic for his own good. The colours are very alluring and the detail is quite precise. Despite the scales being a little disappointing, the structure itself is very impressive. As with almost every piece *ChrisCold has made I'm left in awe and glad I watched.
CONCLUSION Despite the flaws in execution, this piece is fantastic. Almost every logical flaw could be defended or justified through a description in the artists comment box which would be hard to argue against with *ChrisCold's obvious love for fantasy being such a strong base to his work.
Despite this critique being a little harsh and unjust I'd like to end by saying that this concept is very nice, but VERY difficult to pull off. I'm still left admiring *ChrisCold's talent and will continue watching eagerly
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This reminds me of a concept for an interstellar or even intergalactic spacecraft involving grazers; gamma ray lasers directed at the star would cause gas to escape from its surface, propelling the sun (and with it, any objects orbiting it - including the spaceship and accompanying solar system) in the opposite direction. This structure seems quite a bit more massive than the star, but such a means of propulsion should remain viable for moving it wherever needed, if perhaps a bit more slowly. I don't see that this will pose a problem - so long as the star shines, the inhabitants will be comfortable.
The idea of a vessel of such size for any purpose is intimidating, even if the inhabitants are benevolent...
weel, who knows if someday our race or someone, might find a material capable of resisting or more, gather the wasted energy of the Sun. After all, it looked to me like a fusion chamber, built in space due to his high instability, but with the necessary structure to gather that energy
AMAZING Also, the shape of the ring most probably makes sense, considering a perfect ring around the sun could not move with it. You need some sort of bulge in it to keep it swinging around. As for the heat of the sun, who cares? I can think of at least two ways to make those structures that probably don't work but sound plenty plausible.