Happy Hour by Natalie Colette Hummel
3rd Place - Contrived Category
School: Columbus School for Girls
Teacher: Dr. Kevin Sweeney
The smiley face depicted in the picture is created by a reflection of two sequins and a pencil in a martini shaker. The outer surface of the martini shaker forms a convex mirror. Thus, the shaker's surface creates an image that is upright and smaller than the original object. This curvature and the angle of incidence distorts the straight pencil into an upward curve forming a smiley face.