Initial Concept: laser-cutting at various depths without cutting all the way through the piece created reflective, gradated micro-surfaces trapped within the acrylic.
The circle pattern allowed the change the direction of the gradient throughout the panel. After testing, the final circle size was 1/2 inch diameter. A larger size circle would have made the gradient hard to read, while a smaller size would have resulted in more time cutting, more warping of the panels, and an over-stimulation of the senses. There were a total of 4560 circles in the final product.