The main idea of my project was to create multiple color mixtures in a changing “live” art installation. I used recyclable aluminum trays into which I poured an inch of water and randomly introduced drops of different food coloring. The trays were then put into the freezer. Once frozen, I broke the differently colored pieces of ice and arranged them one in front of another. Once the light shined behind them, the viewer will see unique color creations depending on an angle and the particular pieces of ice that overlap in front of the LED light source. My project focused on optical color mixture and light transmission through transparent ice.

You may wonder why it’s a “live” art installation? Because ice is constantly changing while melting, thus presenting unique color combinations as it thins and then disappears.