I utilized heat and chemicals to create these ‘paintings' which are a collection of crystallized chemicals on glass slides. The majority of the chemicals I utilized are over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen and aspirin. I influenced the crystal patterns shown on the paintings by utilizing varying temperatures and pressure points.

Each crystal painting is

2019 - ONGOING
Paracetemol crystals, polarizing film, custom aluminum lightbox
7x7 in.



This interactive installation reveals the hidden resplendent patterns found in synthetic crystals. A participant must look at the samples with a special 3D printed hand-held device that exposes the hidden crystal “painting.” This instrument essentially performs as a lens containing a second polarizer. The prismatic phenomenon reveals itself once the viewer successfully crosses the polarized light from both the light box and the hand-held device. In rotating the handheld lens, the amount of light permeating through the instrument alters the colors of the samples, and designs gyrate as the crystals appear to dance.
2021 - ONGOING
Paracetemol crystals, polarizing film, custom aluminum lightbox,3D printed resin optical device,
7 x 7 in.