by Denimu in New Art on Friday 28 December 2012

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