FREEZING RAIN manifests a moment in a rainstorm. Based on Crown’s drawings, individual raindrops were digitally mapped and then fully realized in 3D form. The ‘droplets’ are rendered in paper-thin stainless-steel and super mirror, selected for their reflective and technical qualities, such materials also used in satellites and telescopes. The cascades of raindrops are suspended in microfilament and are animated by the environment reflecting the colors and movements of a viewer.
Crown’s intense focus on an individual raindrop is captured as an “analog” mark hand-drawn and then further transformed by the technical precision of the unique material and installation design.