Fractal Fluids: Lichtenberg Figure in Blue
36” x 48” painting • acrylic and pastel • gloss varnish
Silver Leaf Canvas Floater Frame
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Lichtenberg figures are formed by the passage of high-voltage electrical discharges. They are named after Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, a German scientist who first studied them in the 18th century.
Lichtenberg figures are formed when a high-voltage electrical discharge passes through an insulating material, such as glass or plastic. The electrical discharge causes the material to break down and create a path for the current to follow. As the current flows, it leaves behind a pattern of branching channels that resemble tree branches, nervous systems or lightning bolts.
This piece is organic, fluid and seems to be actively melting, but there is an electric quality in the details that form strange and beautiful patterns on the canvas.