For this project, I choice the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings as my minimalist subject. Specifically, I was inspired by the scene where Frodo is knocked down in The Prancing Pony, and the Ring falls upon his finger in Fellowship of the Ring. I made sure to add some noise to the glow of the eye so the gradient would not show up banded.
"You cannot hide. I see you! There is no life in the void...only death." - Sauron to Frodo