I have been calculating diffraction patterns for visible light. Curves are displaced to turn the whole structure into a wavy ribbon built from colored wires or threads.
I have turned these images into collages, adding Isaac Newton’s drawings from Opticks (1704).
The more I moved Newton’s figures around, and the more I twisted the ribbons by changing the perspective – the more I saw white fragile space probes examining a rainbow-colored distortion in a science-fiction clichéd version of spacetime.
Diffraction patterns are created for the wavelengths of visible light, red is diffracted more than blue. Each pattern is a three-dimensional parametric curve created with SageMath. The pattern for diffraction by a single slit forms an envelope of the pattern caused by interference of light emerging from different slits.
The diffraction grating would turn a beam of white sunlight into an overlay of patterns for different colors. Sunlight corresponds to a temperature of several thousand Kelvin, so I weighted the curves with Planck’s blackbody distribution (dependence of intensity on wavelength).
Source of the conversion of spectral colors to RGB colors is this blog article by a biophysicist.
Images of Opticks copied from the HTML version of the book available at Project Gutenberg (Public domain).