Acrylic and Oil

Photographer Alberto Seveso is well-known for ink in water art, some of which FYFD has featured previously (1, 2, 3). More recently, he’s been experimenting with alternative methods, dropping fluids like acrylic paint into sunflower oil. The effect is quite different but no less beautiful. Because the paint and oil are immiscible, the boundaries between the two fluids are much more clearly defined and highlighted in an iridescent sheen. Instead of appearing like billowing waves of silk, the paint forms abstract and alien shapes driven by gravity, inertia, and density differences. For many more great examples, check out Seveso’s website. (Photo credit: A. Seveso)

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