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2006 AAPT/Lexmark High School Photo Contest
Winner's Showcase

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Honorable Mention - Contrived Category

Title: Painting with Polarized Light
Student: Leah Reimers
School: Treasure Valley Math and Science Center, Boise, ID
Teacher: DaNel Hogan

Polage, invented by Austine Wood-Comarow, is a colorful art form in which no pigments are used in making the colors. Instead, the colors are created when polarized light passes through a collage of colorless cellulose tape and viewed through a polarizing filter. Without the polarizing viewer, the Polage looks mostly grey, like etched glass, but when seen through a polarizing filter, brilliant colors appear. The colors change as the polarizing viewer is rotated.


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