Breathing Ocean
This piece is a flexible surface composed of 144 reflective mylar rectangular prisms taped together at the bottom. The surface is place on mechanism that, with the turning of a crank, causes it to move up and down as if breathing. With a directed light source, this shape, material and movement creates caustic reflections on the area around the object, simulating reflections off of water. The intent was to replicate a natural light phenomenon through fully artificial methods and infuse an inanimate object with simulated life.
In addition to the final piece, I also was interested in exploring the emergent properties of this invented material which I was discovering as I built it. Below are some examples of these preliminary experiments
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