You’ve already seen people paint masterpieces onto canvases, but what about artists who can paint masterpieces onto water? That’s exactly what Garip Ay does in his studio every day.
The Istanbul-based artist specializes in the ancient Turkish art of “ebru”—or “water marbling” in English.
Ay creates each of his designs by distributing colorful dyes onto water that has been treated with wetting agents to make the pigments float. After that, he uses special tools to move the dyes into breathtaking pictures and patterns on the water’s surface.
Although the process is very soothing to watch, Ay says it is not an easy job to do himself—but the end results are magnificent.