Water Sculpture movie

Artist Shinichi Maruyama created this magical and elegant Water Sculpture Movie.


  1. Pretty cool! Like the setup of white walls and black clothing.

    I wonder what opportunities there are for sculpting with cymatics in weightlessness? Suddenly, a reason to sign up for Virgin Galactic: to create art!

    1. Once the technology is more commonplace there’ll probably be a whole lot. For the time being, spacecraft tend to have a lot of delicate electronics around that haven’t been waterproofed and water is just as conductive in space as it is on the ground.

  2. The Steve Jobs guy in the background gave me a chuckle, but otherwise I’m in love with this art! Thanks for posting this, David!!!

  3. You know what I like best about this post? The author included a preview still image (or its just a function of their movie) for people like me that use extensions to turn off Flash by default in browsers. Very nice thx!

  4. Beautiful imagery. Curiously, it seems to draw upon an old entertainment form in Japan that is illustrated in Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1933 film, “Taki no shiraito” or “The Water Magician” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024641/). I have been unable to find any more detail on this unique entertainment form; in all likelihood, it has gone the way of Vaudeville.

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