Lampworked borosilicate glass, sculpted, blown, graal technique.
The shapes, you see in these image are about the size of a thumbnail. They are created by mixing ferrofluid with water color and putting it into a magnetic field.
Ferrofluid is a magnetic solution with a viscosity similar to motor oil. When put under a magnetic field, the iron particles in the solution start to rearrange, forming the black channels and separating the water colors from the ferrofluid. The result are these peculiar looking structures.
High Speed Liquid Flowers
These high speed photographs of colored water are captured in a way to mimic the shape of blooms, leaves, and even pots. Photographer Jack Long creates cocktails of dyes, thickeners, and pigments for each component of the shot and then blasts them through a customized mechanism before snapping a perfectly timed capture.
Caten: levitating sound sculpture
A site-specific kinetic sound sculpture made from 300 fine wires held together by two ropes and moved by gravity and the slow shifting of rotating arms connected to the four corners of the stringed tapestry from the building’s mezzanine.
The piece produces an audible interpretation of the first verse and four notes notes (do re, mi, fa) for the prayer ‘ut queant laxis’ or ‘hymn to St. John the Baptist’
as the collection of curved wires are rocked slowly.
Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/42582062
Cut Paper Messages
Oakland-based artist Annie Vought has created several structural paper works by carefully cutting handwritten text out of large sheets of paper.