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Soapy Ink Masterpieces

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Dec 18, 2008   Updated: Jul 4 2011 • References: notcot.org
Charlotte X. C. Sullivan's 'Bubble Drawings' blend ink and soapy water for a delightfully grown-up take on this favorite childhood pastime.

Sullivan adds ink to the bubbles to color them, and then lets them dry on white paper. The 'Bubble Drawings' that result from this process are simple but beautiful. In a few, the ink allows Sullivan to capture the exact moment where one bubble in a cluster pops.

Implications - Making art out of a common childhood game uses the power of nostalgia to gain attention from onlookers. Companies can also benefit from using emotional appeal when selling products by integrating features such as those found in childhood toys to garner recognition from customers.