"I endeavor to incorporate the latest research from the scientific literature wherever possible, and this can provide the impetus for the creation of a piece. Half the fun for me is rendering those things that cannot or have not yet been directly imaged but are suspected to exist -- and this is forever changing as new results and observations become available: the art then becomes a commentary on and record of the march of scientific progress.
For this piece, I thought it would be interesting to try and depict what particles in the C-ring might possibly look like.
From a personal, artistic point of view, what makes the Saturn system so exciting are the fantastic opportunities for portraying the effects of direct and reflected light, as amply demonstrated in the many beautiful images coming to us from Cassini. For us artists, when Cassini's mission is over there will be a mind boggling wealth of material to inspire our creativity and spur us on to portray ever more exotic natural wonders."