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Magic Water

Alexander Unger (or "Guldies," as he goes by) is a stop motion animator and sculptor in Sweden. His primary material of choice is polymer clay, and the whimsical claymation short films that result are both enjoyable and extraordinary.

We'll be featuring more selections of his work soon, but first we give you:

Magic Water

The clay "water" behaves as every familiar stage of H2O, but in curiously fresh forms. Surface tension is exaggerated with the touch of a finger. It is transformed to solid "ice" by a mere twist of the hand. The hard cubes merge just like regular droplets, and a nebulous handful dribbles down the drain. 

And how does that spoon simply dip below the surface of the table?! Doesn't that defy some immutable law of physics? According to Alex, he has an entire set of spoons just for that purpose, each cut off at different lengths. 

With the set-ups and reveals, it really does look like a magic trick unfolding! And just like any great illusionist, Guldies has invested in learning his craft. Through masterful sculpting and painstaking edits, he creates a true visual treat for the imagination.

We'll discuss his bouncing animation technique in our next post, "Magic Soap," so stay tuned for that!