This page shows you a selection of my water drop art -- or "liquid sculptures".
In order to give it a little bit of structure, I have ordered the sculptures depending on the way they were created.
You can select from the following galleries:
- Drop Sculptures
The classic collisions, where a first drop (or group of drops) impacts on the water to form a column, with which the next drops are colliding, yield the typical hats, chalices and other shapes.
- Multiplex Sculptures
Same approach as with the classic drop sculptures, but two or more sculptures are created simultaneously. There are two varieties: either side by side, or interacting.
- Cross Wind and Shots
The classic collisions, but in addition, I „shoot“ with compressed air or diabolo pellets.
- Fog / Smoke
To add dynamics to the background, I have createdsome water drop sculptures with fog in the background.
Very similar approach as with the classic drop sculptures, but the column is created from two drops impacting on the water surface with just the right distance as to create a bubble at the foot of the column.
To create crowns, a small amount of liquid is placed on a hard surface and one or more drops are falling onto it, yielding the typical crown shape.
- Multiplex Crowns
Same approach as with the classic crowns, but two or more crowns are created simultaneously side by side using several valves.
Here, a jet of water is shot upwards, and one or several drops fall onto the rising fountain.
The refraction of a picture in a falling drop can give quite interesting images.
- Soap Bubbles
Some fun pictures, where I have tried to create drop sculptures inside of soap bubbles.
- Fire And Water
A new approach I have developed recently, where I set the water on fire and then create a drop sculpture in the fire.
Usually, I do not modify the shape of my liquid sculptures in Photoshop, but only adjust colours, contrast etc. and eliminate disturbing droplets.
In this gallery, however, I show pictures where I have used only half of the original shot and mirrored it to give a completely new look to the sculptures.
The liquid doesn't always do what you want it to do. Then, strange sculptures are the result, which often are of no interest at all, but sometimes, the results can be fascinating nonetheless.
I already did my first steps into water drop art in 1994, still with analogue gear at that time. The results cannot compare to what is possible nowadays, but I still sometimes enjoy looking back and remembering how difficult it was at that time without the digital equipment.