Jack Kirby: This is actually the first version
Jack did of the Royal Chambers of Brahma. It's Jack's concepts
of (God) Odin-like omnipotence. Like many of our seminal discussions
which preceeded new drawings, we talked more about Space Beings
with vast inter-dimensional power like being able to be aware
of many planets at the same time. I mean, this is what the Brahma
of the novel, Lord of Light was trying to impress everyone with
-- so why not have his personal building which flaunted it all?
Here Jack truly did something remarkable -- attempting
to display Brahma's consciousness amd omnipotence and vision of
different beings, all springing from his awareness, The Creator!
Sotheby's Director of Auctions, Jerry Weist,thought this one to
be thesingle most valuable piece of the whole set. To him, it
was the essense of Kirby all over!
Lord of Light: In the Novel, there
is nothing called the Royal Chambers of Brahma - Interior or Exterior.
There does exist a meeting of Brahma and the rest of the Gods
and I thought, well, these guys just don't meet in a bar! So I
got the idea of the pomp and circumstance of Brahma's Chambers!
Additionally, in the novel, Brahma does allude to his Pavilion
of Joys as the ultimate pleasure palace to take Kali and explore
her charms, in exchange for extending Sam's life. But Brahma --
and all the rest of the Gods, have had to live somewhere fantastic!
So I came up with this stuff and brought it all to Jack.
Science Fiction Land: I envisioned this as
a 100-150 foot holographic projection at the top of the Chambers
of Brahma. Viewed from different angles, the revolving Artificial
Gardens (the Gardens of Brahma) appear to be revolving, appearing,
or dissappearing, depending upon where from where the person is