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I experimented with unconventional materials such as water and ice with the aim to explore the physics of refraction.

Lenses have a specific behaviour, convex lenses focus and concave lenses diffuse light. By testing and making lenses out of water and ice, I discovered a phenomenon where the same convex lenses can focus and diffuse light depending on the state of the water.

To enable easy exchanging of different lens shapes I tested different options.

Using a simple twisting movement, the user-friendly mechanism was developed. The lenses are modelled using Rhinoceros3D software.

Drop provides different experiences. The viewer can see the shift from a focused to a diffused light while the ice is melting. It makes extraordinary and calm atmosphere. 

Exhibited at Essence 2018 Vienna

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