Floto + Warner Capture Liquid Sculptures

Curators’ Corner

Floto + Warner Capture Liquid Sculptures


Purple Field

Even the most spectacular vistas of the West can get lost in a sea of bland repetition. Ever wonder what these monotonic landscapes would look like with a splash of color?

For their ‘Colourant’ series, Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner have chosen the barren landscape of Northern Nevada as their stage to capture vibrant pigmented liquid, free-flowing in midair. The New York-based husband and wife duo perfected the technique of lobbing the fluid and capturing the vivid colors mid-flight. The high shutter speed of about a 3,200th of a second seemingly froze the created shapes, disguising each as if a sculpture, encapsulating “a momentary graffiti of air and space.”

The duo states, “There is no Photoshop used in these images, we shoot these with a high-speed shutter to freeze the action. We are also conscious of the environment, the color is non-toxic, non-staining, water based and composed of 95% water.”


Red Desert Hills



Yellow Cloud


Green salt