Transition and change are the common theme running through artist, Ximena Bedoya’s, work. The beauty that comes to focus when one highlights that moment of transition is undeniable, especially when an item, normally thought to be constant, completely transitions into another state. Ximena will walk us through a few of the metamorphoses that drive her exploration into plastics. The next few photos below show what happens when ferrofluid (a magnetic liquid) is added to soapy water. Watch the video closely to see what happens to the surface of the bubbles as Ximena moves a magnet over the bowl.
The next few demonstrations involve a heat gun. Ever wonder what happens to a sheet of plexiglass when you heat it up? Take a look.
Can you guess what the heat gun will do to a bundle of straws?
I’ve never seen work quite like it before. It feels a bit like art meets science class. Ximena’s sculptures and videos push the boundaries of permanence and force you to realize that change is the only constant.
Summer days and killer heat call for a cure. Try out this simple recipe for fresh fruit popsicles.
What you need: grapes, a mango, pineapple, blackberries, a peach, a kiwi, white grape juice (no sugar added if you’re looking to make your pops even healthier), shot glasses, and mini forks (you can also use mini spoons or popsicle sticks cut in half)
After you slice up the fruit, pour white grape juice into each shot glass until half full. Then stuff the shot glasses with fruit so that it reaches the brim of the glass. Stick a mini fork in the middle of each pop and freeze for at least 4 hours. Plate and enjoy! What’s great about these popsicles is that they come in ready to serve shot glasses. That means no mess! and it’s easy to clean up afterwards.