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Art distilled from a whiskey glass, neatly explained by science

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 05:50
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Photographs from Mr Button's "Vanishing Spirits - The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch" series, which show residues pictured with coloured lights.

New York

ERNIE Button, a photographer in Phoenix, found art at the bottom of a whiskey glass. Howard A Stone, a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at Princeton University, found the science in the art.

Eight years ago, Mr Button was about to wash the glass when he