These laboratory produced images are realised by personal aesthetic values, stemming from scientific interest and the pleasure of research. Such images frequently exhibit unusual properties, as the extraordinary chromatic quality is not man-made; pigments and dyes are not involved. The basic raw material is natural light itself, transfering its properties to the image created.
We know that when light passes through transparent substances, its rays are slowed down and deviated. If those substances are hit by the rays obliquely, light becomes refracted and thus produces its most sumptuous gift: the spectrum. Using suitable instruments for the analysis of materials under polarised light, the study of such phenomena can be amplified.
To create the images in this series, minute natural crystals, plexiglass chips, mica and gelatins were used – all substances that induce light refraction. Colours thus observed can be modified according to personal criteria, using a second polarising filter, the analizer. The results can be transfered to the computer and digital technology now available allows the printing of high definition works of outstanding chromatic quality.