"It was the craftsmen who mastered the remarkable properties that go with specific materials. They were the first to journey towards the atom. The goldsmiths slowly refined their craft to take advantage of what gold alone could do…”
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Seeing a Styrofoam cup stuck on a fence one day got Park thinking about the chain links properties of being both rigid and porous, of acting as a boundary while retaining an appearance of openness…
Explains Park, “Like a net, the sculpture is a filter that is meant to capture the light that is already there and force it to reveal itself. Now we can see it, the light, in purple shadows and yellow-green reflections that both mirror the shape of the fence and restructure the space they inhabit.”
Related watching from Rice University, a physicist’s perspective on Park’s shimmering, iridescent piece, featuring Jason Hafner, Associate Professor of Physics, Astronomy and Chemistry at Rice, and a time-lapse of the installation:
The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot—about twice as hot as the liquid’s boiling point, although it changes on certain factors like the size of the drop—the liquid never comes in direct contact with the surface; vapor acts as a barrier that keeps the two separated. When you flick drops of water on to a pan to check the heat, that skittering you see and hear is because of this effect.