Posted: September 16, 2004
This work was inspired by one of nature’s most interesting events. While we still don’t fully comprehend the dynamics of a snowfall, we do know that the crystallization of water produces a unique artifact every time it is created. There are no two snowflakes that are the same. Only a small set of characteristics define something as a snowflake. Imagine trillions and trillions of snowflakes, each one unique. How is it possible for people to identify with snow falling at all? I suppose the first clue is that we can’t see on the scale required to identify each flake as unique, but it was this very fact which allowed me to draw conclusions about the human perceptive capacity when dealing with a large and complex particle group visual phenomenon.