Susan Derges trained as a painter but adopted photography to best express her primary interest in the creative interface between art and science.
She created this image by vibrating a jet of water and photographing it with a strobe light. This makes the droplets appear to float in mid-air. Each droplet acts as a lens in the plane of the camera's focus, capturing a sharp but distorted image of the blurred artist's face behind. The piece acts as a commentary upon artistic perception, human vision and the nature of photography.