Surface Tension

This is another piece which was directly inspired by a James Blish short story of the same name. The story was of tiny humans that were genetically modified to live underwater. One person could see the sun and clouds through the water’s surface in the day and the darkness at night and wanted to know what was outside of the water. These people were so small that they couldn’t break the surface tension of the water, and the story relates their efforts to overcome this force of nature and see what was on the other side. In the story, it was a male that figures out how to achieve this, but as females have more natural buoyancy (higher BMI), my piece reflects that.

Lavender chalcedony and bronze

5”H x 9”W x 6”D

Surface Tension