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.
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.
Technique: jacquard weaving, programming,
Material: cotton, polyester, optical fiber, nylon, RGB LED pixels, microcomputer,
Size: approx. Droplet 100 x 75 cm
Selected exhibitions: National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, Taipei, Taiwan 2016
Hi-Resolution Photographs: Droplet on Flickr