Moxy Metals

Liquid Study
December 5, 2009, 5:34 am
Filed under: Student Work | Tags: , , , , , ,

This piece was an attempt to understand the movement and balance of oil in water.  In this case the oil is colored with food coloring.  Both liquids are contained in custom, hand blown glass orbs, which also act as the base and catch for the double pin stem.  Each orb is connected to a rubber stopper, reinforced with epoxy, that allows the liquid to move freely through a flexible polyeurythane tube from one orb to the other.  The double pin stem was created so that the piece would sit perpendicular to the body, instead of drooping or hanging down.  The double pin stem was designed to stretch fabric and hold the somewhat weighty piece aloft; it was a challenge physically, but in the end a success.  The entire piece is approximately 7″ long, and extends about 4″ out from the body, the glass orbs are approximately 1.5″ in diameter.  Materials used were glass, polyeurythane, epoxy, sterling silver, steel, oil, food coloring and water.


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It’s so curious.

Comment by EJ Kang

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