Studies in Light and Materials

Project Description

The final project dealt with the understanding of reflection and refraction of light through a particular media in order to create a displaced surface. A grid of thin acrylic material formed the structure of the installation. This was then filled with water in varying depths. As the angle of refraction depends on the thickness of the media it passes through, the varying depth created a series of displaced surfaces that appeared at different planes. The installation created an illusion of a staircase from a plane surface.