Friday, March 08, 2013

Inside the Roche Limit

Inside the Roche Limit

Inside the Roche Limit (2012)


This piece served as the book cover image for my latest poetry chapbook Fractal Cut-Ups. The image was blurred for effect on the cover, so I thought it might be fun to show the art as it originally was.

I learned recently that Fractal Cut-Ups has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Wikipedia defines the Roche limit as

the distance within which a celestial body, held together only by its own gravity, will disintegrate due to a second celestial body's tidal forces exceeding the first body's gravitational self-attraction.

Image initially rendered in Quasz. Post-processed until the satellite disintegrated.