|Project by CJohnson1073||posted 02-04-2016 06:59 PM||1389 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This display art was created by high voltage flowing through a piece of reclaimed wood. The electricity travels through the path of least resistance creating unique Lichtenberg Figures. Each piece is different and unpredictable. The wood burning process is quite exciting to watch! When electricity is applied to the piece of reclaimed wood you hear the buzz of the electrons trying to complete the circuit, and while this happens the surface of the wood comes to life with glowing paths creating fractal patterns. The paths follow random motions, and are influenced by the nuances in the wood, whether it be the wood grain, imperfections, or density changes. After the Lichtenberg figures are formed, the pieces are cleaned and sanded to help bring out the lightning like designs.