Art Of Fluid (or Fluidism) began as the staging of liquid events whose dried residue became artwork. Liquid paint was poured, pooled and manipulated. Patterns in paint dried the way they settled, and this dried-paint substrate was the actual artifact.
Photographic Fluidism takes this process to a different level... past actual-dried-fluid to virtual-wet-fluid by way of photography.
There are short-lived, fragile patterns in chaotic fluid flow which emerge and retreat faster than paint can dry to capture them. More importantly, these patterns CANNOT EXIST in dry paint, since such patterns critically depend on the fully-liquid state.
Here in this highly transient, chaotic state is where the most intriguingly beautiful forms develop. Here is where the human hand provides only an insignificant nudge to encourage the universe's natural creative actions. Here is where actual liquid form lasts only a fleeting moment. Then it disappears.
The actual liquid substrate degrades, but an image of its peak performance can be captured with a camera.
While Art Of Fluid (or Fluidism) always regarded real liquid substartes as the true artwork, this greater transience of wet patterns disables real liquid substrates as lasting artworks. Consequently, a photograph is the next best thing, defining a different version of fluidism by default.