Respectfully, this seems to have a very foggy image. It is hard to tell what is around what I assume are ships. I imagine the ships would need sensors to avoid crashing from flying blind in the fog and smoke, smog.
We can assume the ships would not go to far into this nebulous region without some sort of sensors and caution on the crews part. In this region its calm and the ice asteroids are steadily moving. I mean like on a foggy day (here on earth) we still drive in our cars to get around right? we just take more care and attention.
What I was trying to capture here was the vastness of this region and use cloud thickness and the omninous shapes of the ice to give a sense of distance and danger. The blue white star light is shining bright and that was intended to intensify the glow and foggyness of the overall image . But hey this is all speculation and is after all a concept.
Cool. Very nice. It makes more sense after you explained that bit. I always had a feeling that IF we could construct a ship to go so much deeper into space (in regular conventional space, not some form of FTL travel) that it would be like trying to drive a car through a avalanche of rocks and boulders. Every little thing, every tiny object as well as larger objects such as asteroids, comets, etc would be flying towards such a ship. In Star Trek, the main deflector dish serves two functions.. One, it is used to help navigate a line of site trajectory for warp speed. And, two, it is allegedly supposed to 'deflect' any foreign bodies from hitting the ship while in conventional space. Like pushing all objects like space debris and rocks, asteroids, dust, etc from touching the ship while her shields are down. Like a light defense field, not as powerful as full shields, but strong enough to keep stuff from hitting the hull. the energy from the main dish is supposed to create a bubble of protection for the entire hull, just as a warp bubble allows warp speed and protects the ship while at warp. One relatively small dish to protect the whole ship's exterior.