French artist Antonin Fourneau’s Water Light Graffiti wall has created an entirely new form of public art, not to mention LED light art and graffiti. Installed in Poitiers, France, the piece is comprised of 20,000 waterproof LED lights, all individually soldered on custom circuit boards. The circuit boards contain no resistors or transistors. Instead, the LED lights conduct electricity through contact with water.
According to Cnet.com, “Anyone could participate in the artistic experience, and Fourneau made it truly fun by supplying Super Soaker water guns, spray bottles, buckets, and other “brushes” for people to experiment with.”
Illuminated occurs wherever water makes contact with the LED lights, and remains until the water has evaporated, created beautiful, fleeting images with absolutely no mess or harsh chemicals. This outdoor LED lighting installation is truly unique and engages the public in creating temporary, fluid, illuminated images in a way that’s never been done before. Bravo, Fourneau!
Thanks to Cnet.com for the images.