John Byde - Water Brass Art
I made this discovery, that I call an art form. The pictures I create are made by a unique process, using the energy in water. When I say energy, it includes physical properties such as the generation of a static charge in water that through contact affects the surface of the material it runs over. A few years ago I was experimenting with vortexes. When water drains out of your bath it makes a shape that is called a vortex and has amazing geometry inside as the water flows in its spiral down the drain. To see the shapes I built my own vortex generator. Many people when they are exploring the vortex use coffee grounds or particles that float in the water and introduce these into a fluid spinning as the vortex does. Instead of doing this, I used inks, dyes and natural food colourings. I injected these using a syringe from ink jet refill kits. At some point in time, I injected this ink into the outflow from the vortex and the ink travelled upwards against the flow. This upward flow didn’t follow the shape of the vortex but made parallel sided cylinders many of them, lots of them. This leads toward a particular education in atomic physics because this applies to the control of plasmas in vacuums that produce lift and movement; Inverse gravity and other free energy devices. The construction of my vortex was simple I used a coke bottle (having used the contents to clean engine parts and as a weed killer) cut the top off and arranged 5 points of injection through narrow brass tubes from a hose attached to my outside tap. The 5 points were at an equal distance round the top of my bottle. I split the jets using car windscreen fittings. I knew there is a charge in water especially when it is moving or under pressure because of Lord Kelvins “Thunderstorm experiment”. To experiment with this flow I decided to short out, electrically, all the nozzles (join them with a brass strip) and see if there were any volts I could measure on a meter, so I put a narrow brass strip round the top, I did my measurements but forgot to remove the brass strip.
Two days later I noticed marks on the brass and removed it and there were markings like sand dunes; a pattern on the brass formed by the water.
This was ‘accidental’ or serendipitous. My intuition guided me to work with this, and these brass pictures are in part the result. I say in part because there is another aspect to the pictures which is rather magical.
I have shown them to Harry Oldfield and we used his PIP camera on them and there is something else in them as if the water spirits or devas like these.
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