More crystal growth progress!
This project was produced for the BA Fine Arts unit, Art Project.
The copper sulfate crystals below are photographed at two days old.
|Closeup of the new glass ash trays. I set some seed crystals from the plastic plates into each bowl to promote crystal growth.|
The balsa to the top left was removed from the copper sulfate solution as a physical growth record.
|Balsa wood soaked in copper sulfate solution.|
|Detail view of the removed copper sulfate soaked balsa wood.|
|Detail view of copper sulfate soaked balsa wood. Two pieces were isolated into glass jars to promote stronger crystal growth.|
|Seeded copper sulfate solution in a glass.|
|The copper sulfate solution had begun to grow out beneath the cockroach.|
|Ceramic plate with copper sulfate solution- no seed crystal.|
|Ceramic plate with copper sulfate solution- small, flat seed crystal.|
|Ceramic plate with copper sulfate solution- larger, flat seed crystal.|
|Ceramic plate with copper sulfate solution- loose cluster of seed crystals.|
|Ceramic plate with copper sulfate solution- bonded cluster seed crystal.|
|Copper sulfate crystal growth progress of the plastic plates.|
|Copper sulfate solution only- small, scattered seed crystals have grown.|
|Copper sulfate solution with fibre glass- small, scattered seed crystals have grown, but have formed predominantly on the fibre glass.|
|Detail view of the edge of the crystal covered fibre glass.|
|Detail view of a plastic plate, filled with copper sulfate solution only. I clustered the seed crystals together to see if they would, in the coming days, bond together into a single, larger crystal.|