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Award-winning photographer Karen Neill explores the fascinating state of liquid crystals where molecules hold the structure and orientation of crystal, yet flow and drip like liquid.

Liquid Crystals are found abundantly in the natural world such as in proteins and cell membranes. But did you know that your mobile phone and television display are made of liquid crystals too?

Neill describes her micrographs as ‘moving paintings’ that invite ‘the viewer to submerge within the realms of ethereal depths.’ Changes in the texture and spectrum of the liquid ‘take us to another world, test our senses and question our perception’.

Liquid Crystals