“Dew Point” Deposits Droplets

Animation showing droplets growing, sliding, and sinking into a sculpture by Lily Clark.

Artist Lily Clark loves to work in water. One of her recent sculptures, “Dew Point,” uses superhydrophobic ceramic to grow and manipulate water droplets over and over and over. Droplets coalesce in four corners until they grow large enough for gravity to pull them into a circular depression. Given their limited contact with the ceramic, the falling water droplets zip and slide on their way to a return slit in the center of the piece. You can see more of the action in the video below. Personally, I’m reminded of coins falling into a collection box! (Video credit: L. Turczan; artwork by: L. Clark; via Colossal)

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