Fabrizia Bazzo

Thermochromic Liquid Crystals

Since 2017 I have been researching the feasibility of incorporating Thermochromic Liquid Crystals (TLCs) into glass artworks within an architectural environment. TLCs can be designed with the properties of changing colour or opacity at different temperatures. They also have the most effect when seen against a dark background and my vision was to utilise this characteristic to create architectural glass works that will have impact when viewed either from inside or outside the architectural space.

I have experimented with different ways to laminate the materials with glass also using conductive coatings to heat the glass panels and to activate the TLCs.

As well as the small sample pieces, I have now completed a full work entitled "Wind Map" that creates a subtle movement due to the slowly changing colours.