15,000 Volts + Wood = Art

By Ben • art, science • 7 Mar 2013

15,000 Volts from Melanie Hoff on Vimeo.

“Sometimes the best way to create something is by destroying something.

By sending the electrical current into the wood and speeding it up thousands of times fractal-like patterns work their way across the wood, with sparks flying out and cracks appearing creating a Rorschachian effect for the viewer. Just like spotting faces in the clouds you can make out your own patterns and shapes in the intricate lightning bolts that form as the wood succumbs to the effects of the electricity.”

— Kevin Holmes from The Creators Project

by Melanie Hoff
via Devour.com.

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