Sophia Collier’s water sculptures

One day Sophia Collier was walking across a bridge and wished she could just reach down into the water and pick up a piece of that shining surface and keep it forever. She wondered how to recreate it, and from her day job in finance, she knew it was possible to develop software to model vast, turbulent, nonlinear data sets like money ‘and also, maybe, water in motion.’

She found idled expert machinists to teach her precision milling, learned animation from Pixar and experimented with materials and developed a color palette in acrylic block. She developed methods and equipment to make every piece herself in my own studio rather than hire fabricators and the end result is amazing. I saw them for real in Miami and know of two people reduced to tears when viewing them. ‘Now, when I look at my finished work, I see peace. Powerful emotion and turbulence have found a resting place.’ – Sophia Collier

About the author

A love of traveling, art, and denim saw this Brit native mix them all up. The result was art crafted from denim and a new home in Sweden. Even though he once lived in Australia and never rode a wave, Denimu is only slightly better with a keyboard and likes to write about the things he has seen on his travels and the people he meets along the way.

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