I Tried To Grow Crystals For An Art Project But Learned About Life Instead
Its like this
- •First you heat the water to a rolling boil, then you turn down the heat and begin stirring in salt until the water doesn't dissolve anymore salt in it
- •This is called a saturated solution
- •Then you remove it from heat and carefully pour the water into another container containing the object that you'd like to grow the crystals on
- •And then you wait
- •24 hours later you should see crystals!
- •...unless you bumped the bucket halfway through the crystallization process
- •Or a contaminant landed in the water and ruined the solutionA contaminant can be anything from a fly, to a small speck of dust
- •Or the water wasn't hot enoughOr cooled too quickly or not fast enough
- •Or the thing you wanted to grow crystals on wasn't compatiblePro tip: don't use pipe cleaners 🙄
- •Idk it just goes to show you that sometimes even though you're trying your hardest at a new venture, sometimes things just aren't meant for you
- •If nothing else, senior year in college has been a study in thatLast year I was rejected from the senior directing program, this year I directed a different film in New Orleans that's 1000x more meaningful than the script I was set to direct for the class.
- •Sometimes perseverance is imperative, but other times I'm learning that we've got to be ok with throwing the water out to find a new way to get what we want
- •Anyway, here's the final sculpture I made with 8lbs of salt 😂I named her Lot's Wife