Wax, synthetic hair, conch shell, scented water, lemon juice, clitoria ternatea flowers, soap, glass, preserved roses, vinyl tubing, aquarium pumps
Photography by Mario Gallucci
Conch shell, lemon juice, clitoria ternatea flowers, soap, glass, vinyl tubing, aquarium pump
The conch shell (pictured above) contains a small pump submerged in a reservoir of lemon juice. Over the course of a day, the lemon juice is slowly pumped into water dyed with clitoria ternatea flowers. The flowers naturally tint the water blue. The addition of the acid (lemon juice) alters the water pH. As this change occurs the flower dye shifts from teal to blue to purple.