Raindrop

2013

wood, fibreglass, aluminium honeycomb, steel mesh, fan, water

Raindrop is based on an experiment at the University of Manchester in the early 1970s performed by C. P. R Saunders and B. S. Wong.

"Raindrop comprises a machine built to allow a drop of water to hover in mid air. Viewing this translucent, jewel-like object instils a very bodily sense of unease. Arrested in free-fall, its form mechanically maintained in a seeming repudiation of basic physics, the stationary raindrop throws us off balance, making us feel as though we were plummeting to the ground in its place."
Tom Morton

New Scientist wrote this article about the artwork

The photographs of the raindrop were taken at the artists studio in daytime using high speed macro photography.