You would think that sculptures are a somewhat still, inert form of art. But Germany-based artist Marcus Reugels has a different idea, and the liquid sculptures that he captures in movement are nothing but a striking proof of that. His thought is that shapes caught in movement become static, therefore, frozen sculptures in a photograph.
The technical side includes the artist thickening the water with guar gum. He does it so to win more time to create desired patterns and a variety of custom effects. He can then control more intently the amount of droplets and their sequence based on what kind of shapes need to be created. Reugels uses a high-speed Sony SLR camera with flash and a glimpse catcher and a timing device.
The idea and the technical efforts then are put together and mesmerizing sculptures come to life.