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 - Art House Foundation press release
The photographs of the raindrop were taken at the artists studio in daytime using high speed macro photography.