The Elements by Jessica Dunbar | Oct 8, 2014 I painted this geometric series to hint at the elements. They are meant to be shown together, but are made up of two main designs with opposite color schemes. Vortex a whirling mass of fire, flame, etc. Seismic pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by an earthquake or vibration of the earth, whether due to natural or artificial causes. Whirlpool water in swift, circular motion, as that producedby the meeting of opposing currents, oftencausing a downward spiraling action. Tempest a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail,or snow.