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Making a Finalist

Updated: Aug 3, 2022

Finalist - Petite Pieces Art Prize 2021

'Sun Glitter VI' is a Finalist in Petite Pieces Art Prize 2021 Drawing on inspiration from a recent trip to The Whitsundays and North Queensland, 'Sun Glitter VI' expresses my inner feelings of the sun reflecting off the ocean.

Sun glitter is a bright, sparkling light formed when sunlight reflects from water waves and ripples, usually caused by natural movement of the water. Light reflects from smooth surfaces by specular reflection. A rippled but locally smooth surface such as water will reflect the sun at different angles at each point on the surface of the small waves. As a result, a viewer in the right position will see many small images of the sun, formed by portions of the waves that are orientated correctly to reflect the sun's light, in a constantly changing pattern.

'Sun Glitter VI' - Finalist Petite Pieces Art Prize 2021

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