Liquid Light

When light hits a drop of water remarkable things can occur. It can refract through the water and form rainbows in the sky. Or it can have a mirroring effect, reflecting it back and create small spots of light.

Liquid light is a series of experimental optical fiber textiles inspired by the interaction between water and light.


Droplet is a jacquard woven fabric that lights up through optical fibers. The starting point was to create a fabric with many dimensions and where the light is partly hidden in the fabric. The inspiration comes from raindrops forming a pattern on a smooth surface.

Flow is a translucent fabric woven on a shaft loom. Optical fibers runs though the fabric and is cut of in different lengths creating light points. The inspiration comes from water that flows down a window.

Technique: jacquard weaving, programming,

Material: cotton, polyester, optical fiber, nylon, RGB LED pixels, microcomputer,

Size: approx. Droplet 100 x 75 cm Flow 90 x 50 cm

Selected exhibitions: National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei, Taiwan 2016

Year: 2014

Hi-Resolution Photographs:
Droplet on Flickr
Flow on Flickr