1.5″ diameter, found objects
Many years ago I learned to make hollow glass beads. When they’re made with opaque glass they trick the eye, looking heavy but feeling light. I learned this week about aerogels, which are a most extreme version of being mostly hollow and super light. The holes in aerogels blur the boundaries of the substance, and the holes through this pumice dull the light bouncing off it, in stark contrast to the shiny metal surrounding it. I like the idea that things aren’t always what they seem. What seems seems heavy might be light. and what seems simple might delight.