I really liked the way the picture turned out and enjoyed personifying a somewhat abstract natural phenomena. So I decided to keep to the style and process and apply it to other ideas.
Endoplasmic Reticulum, Smooth and Rough
The figures are very acrobatic, inspired equally by my daughter's aerial arts performances as they are by the complex set of steps and interactions involved in any biological process.
I highly recommend the Atmospheric Optics page for in depth explanations of these sorts of phenomena.
I plan to continue with more artwork in this vein. These three images are available in various formats at the Distracted Naturalist Redbubble site. So you could buy a print and hang it up in your lab, or get a sticker and put in on your bass guitar case. Even a small card placed on a meditation altar could be cool. . .