Thursday, February 4, 2010

Crystaline Wax

Wax is an interesting material to play with. When it is melted, it has the consistency and fluidity of water, and is easily pourable. I experimented with pouring the wax over different materials, but my favorite is ice. The wax fills the negative space between the ice-cubes and hardens, creating a structure much like crystals after the ice melts. Placing it in a form allows for larger pours and accentuates the material.

Wax in a cup

Wax with charcoal

A Closeup of the structure

A practice panel

I'm not sure if crystalline is the best descriptor for this, any suggestions?


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