If you鈥檙e a fan of window decals or stained glass, then you鈥檙e going to love these glass installations by artist Chris Wood. While some artists prefer paint and a paintbrush, Wood prefers to use glass and light to create insanely hypnotic colors and shapes.

Wood doesn鈥檛 just use any old glass to create these mandala-like spectacles. She most often uses dichroic glass, which was actually invented by NASA. The glass has an optical coating that makes it appear as different colors and opacities depending on the angle you鈥檙e looking at it. Thus the sort of iridescent, kaleidoscope effect of Wood鈥檚 work. When you look at the pieces straight on, some of them even look like they鈥檙e floating!

This isn鈥檛 Woods鈥檚 first experiment with making art out of glass. It seems like she鈥檚 explored every possibility with the medium, yet keeps coming up with more elegantly simple masterpieces. She says, 鈥淢y work aims to reveal the wonder and true magic of the phenomenon of light鈥

Check out more of Wood鈥檚 gallery of glass on her website.

(h/t Colossal)

Have you ever made art with glass? We鈥檇 love to hear about it in the comments!