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Seeds of Green Starlight

'Taming Light' #15


Another experiment with plastics looking at ways of creating different patterns and effects. For this I embedded a pattern of small pieces of green plastic into the layers of clear. There's some nice refraction 'rainbows' and diffraction bands when viewed large.


For new viewers: These are light refraction patterns or 'caustics' formed by a light beam passing through a shaped and textured plastic form. The pattern is captured directly on to 35mm film by removing the camera lens and putting the transparent object in its place. The processed film is digitally scanned for uploading. Please note these are not computer generated images but a true analogue of the way light is refracted by the objects I create.

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Uploaded on July 26, 2007