Blacklight photography by Lisa Stroeher


Fabian OefnerMillefiori

Ferrofluid mixed with watercolours.

The shapes you see in these image are about the size of a thumbnail. They are created by mixing ferrofluid with watercolour and putting it into a magnetic field. Ferrofluid is a magnetic solution with a viscosity similar to motor oil. When put under a magnetic field, the iron particles in the solution start to rearrange, forming the black channels and separating the watercolours from the ferrofluid. The result is these peculiar looking structures.

Find out more about the project here.

Watch a video of the process here.


Back in March 2010, I was first introduced to Swedish artist Johan Thörnqvist through Met member Ivan. Thörnqvist’s work reminded me of Russian artist Dmitry Maximov in that both beautifully blur the line between reality and fiction. 

These whimsical works start with a photo and then Thörnqvist draws in lines using his Wiacom Cintiq and Photoshop. He then adds in colors and shadows. Did you know that each piece can have up to 50 layers of colors and textures! Look at all the little lines and the background tones to really appreciate these pieces…

(via dreamfulartist)