I am an artist interested in fluid dynamics from the artistic and scientific points of view. This image is of ink in water undergoing surface tension driven flow, and moving out fast from the area to the right of the bubbles. The image demonstrates a possible connection between biological forms, cosmic forms, and physics. We see how an outward spread causes the ink to spread like a membrane, following a bilateral symmetry as it goes (the upper part of the image mirroring the lower part). The three dimensional patterning is also reminiscent of cosmic nebulae. The overall effect is reminiscent of a jellyfish still forming, and recalls Darcy Thompson’s work on drops of liquid falling into viscous fluid, causing jellyfish-like forms.
For me, Nature is the best artist, and I feel that much of my work suggests aspects of fundamental natural laws, straddling the disciplines of physics, chemistry and biology.
My website, see above, includes a write-up of some of the characteristics of surface tension-driven flow.