Catching paint

After a day of teaching the students in my art class had to clean up. We had used acrylic paints, and the brushes and other various tools had to be washed so that we could be ready for the next day. In the sink, a beautiful array of colors from the remaining pigments was in a bubbling mass near the drain filter. I stopped the clean up and dipped a large piece of paper, to catch the paint in its current state to see what the result would be on paper. This image became in essence a 3D mass captured in 2D that reflects its past in 3D. Imagine if photo albums could reflect their own memories.