Black Hole Monastery

Black Hole Monastery Trailer

Space Monk Character Turntable

Each panel represents a step in a cyclical process:
1. A universe in its prime  2. black holes begin forming  3. planets and stars become outnumbered by black holes  4. Black holes combine into one mass  5. The mass cracks open  6. A new universe is made

Each panel represents a step in a cyclical process:
1. A universe in its prime 2. black holes begin forming 3. planets and stars become outnumbered by black holes 4. Black holes combine into one mass 5. The mass cracks open 6. A new universe is made

The stained glass ceiling is meant to both emulate the geometry of a black hole and illustrate what it is believed to be its role in the Universe.

The stained glass ceiling is meant to both emulate the geometry of a black hole and illustrate what it is believed to be its role in the Universe.

Blueprint for floating candle stands

Blueprint for floating candle stands

These are all reference photos that I took personally while traveling at various points in time

These are all reference photos that I took personally while traveling at various points in time

This monastery is about the a religion that centers around the mysterious nature of black holes. This religion believes that black holes are both the destroyer and creator of all matter in the universe. They will consume every fading star and dying planet and then crack open to form an entirely new universe. This monastery served as a place for monks to study and worship the black hole as well as host funeral ceremonies that entailed sending an urn of the cremated remains of an individual directly into the black hole. However, after being around for some time, the monastery has lost stable orbit and fated to be consumed. After the other monks were evacuated or chose to have an early funeral ceremony, one last monk volunteers to remain in order to see the proper arrival of his fellow monks.

Responsible for creating all aspects over a 10 week period.
Rendered in Unreal Engine 4
Software used: Maya, UE4, Illustrator, Photoshop, Substance Painter, ZBrush, TopoGun UV Layout
August 2019