The 101.86° Project Replicates the Rainbow Light of Crystal Gems

By: Misel Saban - Aug 28, 2015
References: vailly & fastcodesign
The 101.86° art piece by Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly cleverly replicates the natural rainbow light properties of crystal gems found in Iceland. The project is made up of several crystal sheets that can be layered over a light source to create a prism effect.

The project is grounded upon understanding the makeup of these unique crystals and how they create color. The pair created these elegant glass sheets that were treated to interact with light the same way the crystals in Iceland naturally do. The sheets of glass are then rotated continuously creating ongoing morphing blocks of color that are geometrically beautiful and encapsulating to look at. Jansen describes looking at the project as, "Almost like an up-scaled laboratory petri dish, the clock translates research into the natural phenomenon from a mineral to a minimal object."