"This is another very personal wallpaper for me. I set out to render a fiber optic conduit but ended up representing a particular medical malady that I wrestled with between late 2007 and early 2010. The nature of it is a little TMI so I will spare you all that. Some things just need to get out and will do so of their own accord."
"My "Fluorescence" mushrooms are pretty much iconic by now (at least within the niche of "wallpaper aficionados") but their purpose for me has always been something akin to the teapot model that comes with Lightwave.
Basically it's a prop on which to display different textures. Here I am experimenting with distance gradients and sub-surface lighting. I also wanted to upgrade the terrain with something a little more hi-res and bump up the radiosity lighting so the mushrooms themselves appear to be casting all of the light."