This piece was actually a class assignment. In my illustration class, we were asked to create an environment using repeating shapes inspired by nature. So I was inspired by a conical shell to create this environment in which the repeated cones are quite apparent. I started this in class, and after one hour, we were asked to show the class what we had at the moment. this is what I had at that moment.
Right off the batt, I could fully envision what the more finished version will look like. All the information is already there. All I had to do at that point was to render it to death. and I somewhat did that. The more finished version can be found here