Preliminary speedpaints for a game/story concept called The Tower. (Crappy quality, I know. This is what my images look like in their rough stage.) It's a retelling of the Tower of Babel story in a sci-fi setting, using the construction of an orbital tether to represent the Tower. Known also as a spire, sky-hook, and more popularly as a space elevator. There's a little diagram in the upper-left if you're curious about the science.
"And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children built. 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." -Genesis 11: 1-9