French Artist And Designer Creates Elegant Graffiti Art Using Water And LED Lights

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2012

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Beauty, especially when it relates to graffiti art, lies in the eyes of the beholder - Some love it and see it as an expression of creativity, while others, especially those that have to clean up the mess off their garage doors or walls, think it is an eyesore. However, even the biggest critics of this art form cannot find fault with this graffiti board that uses just LED lights and water!

The brilliant invention is the brainchild of French artist and designer Antonin Fourneau who collaborated with a team of talented designers at the Digitalarti Artlab, to create a giant wall comprising of thousands of LED lights programmed to turn on whenever they came in contact with water - Be it a spray from a distance or simply, a moist thumb.

It took the team several weeks and many prototypes and design changes to erect one that worked flawlessly. But by mid-July, they were ready to have some fun with their unique wall and from July 22nd to July 24th, 2012, the lucky residents of Poitiers, France, were given the opportunity to go wild with their imagination.

The project was a huge hit. Both young and old, amateurs and experts, came to show off their artistic skills on what Fourneau describes as “a wall for ephemeral (short-term) messages in the urban space without deterioration. A wall to communicate and share magically in the city.”

The only regret most had was that it was a temporary exhibit that was removed after two days. Hopefully, Fourneau will take his Water Light Graffiti Project on a world tour so, that we can all create magnificent graffiti art as well!


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  • whovian06
    whovian06Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:20 am
    Omigosh that is so cool! I'm an artist at heart and would love to do that!
    • miccccThursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:41 am
      that's cool! I can see my self now right next to it.That looks like a lot of work that they did. I always loved art and I still do you get to do enything in the world and you can draw + pint it too.LOL
      • cimmie
        cimmieThursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:39 pm
        wow that's pretty cool #amazed
        • cute-polish5674
          cute-polish5674Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:03 am
          That cool :-)
          • sThursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm
            • EvelynTuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:49 am
              I want to do that ;(
              • hi11Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm
                that is so cool. i love art
                • superman332
                  superman332Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6:26 am
                  I like this because thanks to the creator of this, people of all ages now can display their lifestyles through graffiti without needing to have a graffiti license.
                  • free banzz Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm
                    stop you no thats not true
                    • free banzz Friday, December 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm
                      that is soso cool

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