Florida State University is drawing attention from the art world, and surprisingly, the attention isn’t focused on the art department, but on what’s being photographed through a microscope.
Have you ever wondered what the molecules of your favorite beverage look like? Well, Florida State University did, and what they found is truly a beautiful and artistic display.
Most of us know that when light passes through a crystal it is refracted into a rainbow. So, imagine if the crystals we used came from your favorite beverage. What would you expect to see?
Florida State University has been drying drops of beverages on glass slides; allowing them to dry out into clusters of crystals and then passing light through them as they take a look through a microscope. The affect is a kaleidoscope of color.Above: Vodka molecules, Here: Tequila Shot
Each image is unique due to the composition of crystals. For example, sugary beverage crystals will look different from pure beverage crystals like what might be found in Vodka.
Don’t be fooled though, this process is hardly simple or quick. As true artwork it can take many slides of a dray, crystallized beverage to find a single image that is worthy of being called art. Michael Davidson, a scientist and now artist, has taken up to 200 slides before finding a shot he believes to be art.
These images are being sold as pieces of art. BevShots, based in Tallahassee Florida, is a good place to start shopping for these colorful pictures.
You are sure to be transfixed by the combinations of colors and patterns that the microscopic molecules create. The variety of designs is mesmerizing. As you peruse through the multi- colored crackle effect derived from vodka, to the bold blues and greens of a tequila shot, to the almost floral imaged produced by Coca Cola, you will sit in both awe and anticipation. No two images are alike so you are sure to find something that catches your fancy. More that likely you will be caught up in the experience of art at is most unique and mind blowing.
Pictured Here: Coca Cola
Beverage molecules as art? Who Knew!
Photos found at: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/tiny-bubbles-your-favorite-drinks-magnified/
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