The Process

 

Here’s the final image. Want to see how I got there? Scroll down.

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I started this piece by melting plexiglass with a blowtorch until it curled into these wave shapes. Next I lightly spray painted the back side blue and green.Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 8.31.55 PM

Clear silicone caulk is applied on the front side using a spoon, creating ripples and flow.Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 8.32.15 PM

 

The caulk dries clear. Then it gets dry-brushed with white over the surface to highlight the peaks. I backlit these for this shot to show the translucence.

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Here’s where I discovered cotton balls leaning on plexiglass look exactly like clouds.

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Throw a red light on the scene…

Here’s a link to a video showing it’s all smoke and mirrors!