fabian oefner: fire sculptures with exploding alcohol
 
fabian oefner: fire sculptures with exploding alcohol
mar 29, 2014

fabian oefner: fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

fabian oefner: fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

all images © fabian oefner

 

 

 

like the cortex of a human brain, or the mushroom cloud from a nuclear bomb, these intricate structures by swiss artist fabian oefner are made entirely out of flames stopped in time. his newest series of photographs, entitled ‘aurora’, are created by using a closed container filled with evaporated alcohol. when spread evenly inside vessel, gases are added into the mix, causing the substances to ignite. as the flames travel through the large vessel, they explode and form into perplexing fire sculptures in under a split-second.

 

 


video courtesy fabien oefner

 

fabien oefner creates ephemeral fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

 the images are a result of setting a few drops of evaporated alcohol on fire in a closed container

fabien oefner creates ephemeral fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

 the small cells captured in the image are alcohol molecules being burnt up

fabien oefner creates ephemeral fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

 according the oefner, the patterns are determined by the ratio of alcohol to oxygen

fabien oefner creates ephemeral fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

 the images are captured in under a split second

fabien oefner creates ephemeral fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

 ‘aurora’ looks like the cortex of a human brain, or the mushroom cloud from a nuclear bomb

fabien oefner creates ephemeral fire sculptures with exploding alcohol

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