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Millefiori by Fabian Oefner Captures Colorful Brain-Like Images

 - Jun 28, 2012
References: fabianoefner & mymodernmet
The use of ferrofluids, a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field, in art has just been taken up a notch in the series titled Millefiori by Fabian Oefner. Combined with vibrant watercolors, the ferrofluid has become a dizzying array of neon hues. Poured into a formation of interconnected pathways that resembles the pattern of a brain, the Swiss photographer has managed to give this motor oil-like liquid a fresh look.

Initially inspired by the work of Sachiko Kodama, Millefiori by Fabian Oefner took a life of its own as soon as the water color was added. Oefner writes, "With photography it is possible to magnify such tiny structures or to freeze a moment lasting only in the blink of an eye."