Friday, October 21, 2011

Expansion started -- wait!

 This was an improvised pattern for Nerd Wars.
More precisely, for the Round One Scientific Challenge: Prehistorical.

The challenge:

Nerds have been around since the dawn of time. That guy who invented the wheel? Totally a nerd. I mean, come on. All the other cavemen are out doing manly things like killing saber toothed tigers and that one nerd decided to stay home and invent a wheel. Just because it was just about the most useful thing ever doesn’t mean that guy wasn’t a total nerd.
This month, take your inspiration from things from before anyone thought to write things down. Dinosaurs, cave people, prehistoric fauna and flora. Land your time machine in a puddle of primordial goop and find your inspiration!

My submission read:

This hat spirals outward from the crown, an ever expanding galaxy of endless possibility that eventually turns into… a human head! (human not included) 
Obviously, it doesn’t get much earlier in prehistory than the forming of the galaxy.
(from the opening song of Big Bang Theory)

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, 
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait… 
That all started with the big bang! 
“Since the dawn of man” is really not that long, 
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song. 
A fraction of a second and the elements were made. 
It’s expanding ever outward but one day 
It will cause the stars to go the other way, 
Collapsing ever inward, we won’t be here, it wont be hurt 
Our best and brightest figure that it’ll make an even bigger bang!

 It turned out a bit smaller than I thought (a common theme with my hats), but I like both the color and the spiralling pattern.

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