Swirls of Color


The Tabula rasa


The Genesis

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These were done by putting whole milk into a plate and dropping different colors of food-coloring in order to form psychedelic effects.  After these steps were taken, Dawn soap was used which would repel the milk, and thus these pictures were created.  At first we applied only a little bit of food-coloring, but once we saw the coverage that the original amount had, we supplied more such that we could create a satisfactory shot.  The creation would thus also become mucky more quickly because a higher concentration would mean that the combination of colors would be much more imminent.  This imminent, inherent approach to disorder creates this progression.  At first we see that it seems as though it is fairly organized, obviously lending to the genesis. After the genesis and the addition of more of food-coloring one would witness a resolution (or dissolution) to chaos and, ultimately to the deconstruction of beauty.  This would thus be likely called an artistic, milky form of entropy.

The construction of the progression was aided by a pencil, as one may be able to see in the third-to-last shot and the second-to-last shot.  The piece would take a long while to become something substantially different from its previous iteration, and therefore the decision to stir the mixture up with a pencil was thought up and later used.  It can also be attributed to the need to create this into something that would be more humanly influenced.  The pencil would thus represent the outside force used to combat the encroaching entropy.  By mixing we also create more entropy.  Does this not show that entropy is a valid way to create appeals to aesthetics?  Does this not also show that dissolution into chaos is also marked with the destruction of appeals to aesthetics?

These shots are very interesting to the say the least.  I would have cropped most of them had it not been for the want to demonstrate the way, or at least some semblance of, the way this was done.  The bowl does give an interesting effect in some of the chronological shots taken, but in others it takes away form the actual piece of “art”.

The ominousness of some of these photographs is very, very interesting.  As with on the left of the featured image at the top of this post, one may sight an area with black and red.  This is probably my favorite part of these shots because it creates uneasyness in a state that seems to be mostly peaceful.

Milk is an interesting tool to make “art”.


One thought on “Swirls of Color

  1. Great writeup to go with the image. I would encourage you to crop in tighter. Don’t just show the whole plate and all the milk, get in there tighter. Get to where it can be abstract a bit. Really play with it. Try some different filters to go with it as well.


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