Monday, October 7, 2013

Phosphorescense- A Felt United Day Installation

 Phosphorescence. It is an ethereal natural process....light emitted by plankton on our shores and in our waters....Inspired by the Felt United theme of water, this installation was excited into being, in a process that developed as naturally as the illumination of the plankton as we walk on the beach or paddle in the water....quiet, peaceful, delicate, and magical....The illuminated globes are felt lanterns floating on the surface of the sea..

 This work feels quiet and serene...meditative...less words are called for, rather than long explanations...but I do have to include this description of phosphorescence from wikipedia...I'm intrigued by the idea of "forbidden energy state enticing...

"Phosphorescence is a specific type of photoluminescence related to fluorescence. Unlike fluorescence, a phosphorescent material does not immediately re-emit the radiation it absorbs. The slower time scales of the re-emission are associated with "forbidden" energy state transitions in quantum mechanics. As these transitions occur very slowly in certain materials, absorbed radiation may be re-emitted at a lower intensity for up to several hours after the original excitation. "

A beautiful way to spend an evening, in our favourite spot at Ruckle Park...

Lots of news to share with you...I'll be right back!
warm wishes,


  1. Zdjęcia urokliwe i wszechobecna biel to dla mnie jak balsam na duszę.

  2. Beautiful photos, Fiona. So glad to see you having some peaceful, relaxing moments.

  3. What a beautiful inspiration! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. Serene - magical very very beautiful - love your sense of ceremony Fiona!

  5. Fiona...It was such a pleasure to meet you on Salt Spring! Definitely a highlight of my trip. And to see what you did with the felt you were creating while I was there...I am speechless. You are so very gifted and I'm so grateful you continue to share your creativity in this space. Lots of love,
    xo Jules

  6. Ohhhh my Fiona !! This is so BEAUTIFUL !!!!
    (yóú are beautiful too ;-) ....!)
    But ... how did the orbs keep floating ??? I don't think they were only made out of felt !?!?

    Sorry I'm a bit "late" ... that's what blogging does from time to time ....