Can someone from the sciencey side of tumblr please explain this ?
This is called shape memory. It’s made from an alloy of titanium and nickel (I believe it’s called nitinol). It has the ability to “remember” the shape it’s taken.
When cold you can bend it whatever which way, but once you heat it (or in this case put it in what I presume is hot water) it will take the original shape.
A Mario Kart piece I did that will be in Hero Complex Gallery’s “Righteous Rides” show, opening tomorrow! The limited edition print will be on sale after the opening night wraps up, I believe.
This piece was originally a project for the Game & Print Club, but we decided to change track and enter it in the coincidentally occurring appropriately themed, Hero Complex exhibit.
You can now purchase the print online at Hero Complex Gallery.