The Life dropTM
Original Flow Art
United States Trademark (TM)
The Life Drop officially trademarked in March 2015 and formed Life Drop LLC.
The Life Drop is specially made so that a droplet or droplets will be formed in a fraction of the time compared to the original experiment. So waiting 8-10 years to see this glassy hard solid move as a liquid is reduced to a few months. This is a scientific yet artistic approach to the World's Longest Running experiment, customized to any design and colors.
'Like Watching a Really Great Playoff'
Interviewed by The Wall Street Journal in Connection to the Famous Pitch Drop Experiment for A Front Page Article. Insightful mention as well as Headlining Quote
The Life Drop is based on the longest running experiment in the world, the Pitch Drop Experiment. The purpose of the Pitch Drop was to determine the liquid viscosity(resistance to flow) of black pitch tar as it flowed extremely slowly. Pitch resin is the second most viscous material to everyday glass materials, yet it flows like a very slow liquid. The link to original experiment is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_drop_experiment. The current experiment has only formed 8 drops since 1927. No one has ever seen the original experiment drop fall in its history.
The Life Drop concept and design is confidently supported by the knowledge obtained from two material science degrees:
Art Show Awards
2011 1st Place Science As Art Winner - Innovation Art Show Displaying Artist Views on Concepts in the Field of Science http://www.scienceasart.org
Life Drop Awards and Mentions
The Life Drop is an ever changing, brilliantly dyed three-dimensional sculpture that constantly moves over time through the power of gravity and the concept of viscosity.
Over time, the solid, glassy-hard pitch resin material will flow as a liquid and create a hanging or flowing droplet. As the days go by, the solid material flows to form unique shapes and designs, which flow downward creating "Flow Art", as it is always moving and changing designs.