Puddle Vision

It’s been a good week for puddles. After a very viral series of glowing neon puddles made the rounds, we’re met with another artist who takes puddles very seriously. Jeffrey Michael Austin creates sculptural puddles that reflect things far more interesting than just their surroundings. In one, a tipped over mopping cart reflects the entire milky way in dark, starry saturation. In another, a waxed paper cup on the sidewalk reflects a brilliant blue sky. These resin puddles are permanent, and include some physical debris which makes them appear even more believable and tactile.  Indeed, the artist creates these puddles in locations where they’d make the most sense, so that a casual viewer doesn’t think of the spills as art at first glance. Via Colossal: