"It was an old idea of Stephen Hawking’s: Unseen “primordial” black holes might be the hidden dark matter. It fell out of favor for decades, but a new series of studies has shown how the theory can work."
Some of my favorite subjects — black holes and dark matter — in one! For an article by Josh Sokol on Quanta Magazine: "Physicists Argue That Black Holes From the Big Bang Could Be the Dark Matter" https://tinyurl.com/QM-BlackHoles-DarkMatter
I wanted to illustrate the idea of clustering black holes acting like dark matter, morphing the space around it. These stylized puffs of space are the outcome. Sculpted in Nomad Sculpt (iPad) and Zbrush, then Cinema 4D & Redshift for scene-setting.