Que Houxo, Garden In May (2009)
Houxo Que aka Questa is an artist based in Tokyo. He started his career as a painter in 1999 with a background in graffiti and has been worksing on canvases, live-paintings, murals since. His main series of works, which frequently references flowers, titled “Day and night” are luminous installations using florescent paints and black lights.
Millefiori -ferrofluid mixed with water colors- by Fabian Oefner
“The shapes, you see in these image are about the size of a thumbnail. They are created by mixing ferrofluid with water color and putting it into a magnetic field.
Ferrofluid is a magnetic solution with a viscosity similar to motor oil. When put under a magnetic field, the iron particles in the solution start to rearrange, forming the black channels and separating the water colors from the ferrofluid. The result are these peculiar looking structures.”
Created by filling paper cartons with colored water and setting them outside to form translucent ice bricks. After 150 hours of fitting the 500 ice bricks into place the rainbow igloo was so visually striking the local news showed up to do a feature on it.