When water and oil are mixed together, oil separates from the water, creating bubbles and patterns. The oil floats on top of the water forming bubbles, which reflects off the surrounding light and objects. I also used dye within the water which creates a dark colourful background showing off the detail of the oil. The use of dye creates a dark but colourful background, which highlights the bubbles and brings out the reflection of the surroundings, bringing in the light around and outlining the texture of the bubbles and the raised patterns. The bubbles act as mirrors taking in the surroundings and letting the viewer see more within the image, letting the audience imagine what surrounds the experiment and substances.