Interesting idea and execution. The color scape is nice, calm and cooling. Very full even with the empty white background. There is a issue with balance of the picture tho. The center is well filled and giving a point to look at. But the right side of the picture is way too light compared to the left, causing imbalance for the eye - it feels like the picture is falling to left. From here we get to the next interesting point that can be seen in this piece. Even with the balance being off and causing a tilt to left the curls feel alive and moving to right, giving some compensation.
The technical side of the picture (rendering and building) is masterful in execution. No flaws or rushing can be seen and the rendering itself have been given lot of time. Clear mark of masterful manipulation of rendering software. A common error amongst abstract 3D artist is rushing and leaving flaws to the corners of the objects. This is not present here.
Amazing vision and technique. Tho originality suffers slightly from being very usual in 3D rendered abstract art category (By this I mean object rendering not fractal). Impact suffers slightly due to the imbalance of the picture.
I struggled to increase the impact and originality with ½ a star, but it missed that little bit of something that would have pushed me over that edge. The reason I do not give full 5 stars to vision and technique is simple philosophical ideal of, nothing is perfect: there is always room for improvement and learning, always something to refine.
I agree with SinisterGehe on most points, most notably with balance. The large white area in the upper right does not balance the colorful spectrums of the bottom and left. Note that the spools on the bottom left on the far side of the axle have a corresponding set on the upper left. There is no similar set on the upper right. The addition of a set of spools on the upper right would go a long way toward balancing the picture.
All of the spools are very translucent except the red one, which is nearly solid, so it one seems somewhat out of place.
The color scheme is whimsical, but the ordered design makes it seem like a technical drawing. I'd like to see the same idea with bumps or loops in the track, so that it looks like the spools were jumping while they were unraveling.