I’ve been itching to use the Schlieren Mirror ever since it was introduced in class and what better assignment than “Event”? Because the Schlieren Mirror is such a methodical and scientific tool, I was hoping to depict something that traditionally is not. More specifically, I am interested in human behavior and communication .

As someone who encounters differences in semantics every single day, I am specifically interested in miscomprehension between cultures and languages. Metaphors and expressions are a very specific and suitable example of this. With the Schlieren Mirror, I am hoping to visualize the abstract, be it in semantics or physical forces.