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!

Resources: tgdaily.com,inhabitat.com,digtialarti.com

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  • susie
    susie5/2/2013
    COOL!!!!!!!!!
    • 4valmanza
      4valmanza5/3/2013
      I want that at my house
      • lamar5/6/2013
        so cool i wish i could do that
        • nikka31
          nikka315/13/2013
          That must have taken a long time
          • sapphire
            sapphire10/12/2013
            Speechless...................
            • 8162003
              816200312/1/2013
              amazing!!!!!!!!!!
              • free banzz 12/20/2013
                that is soso cool
                • free banzz 12/20/2013
                  stop you no thats not true
                  • superman332
                    superman3324/9/2014
                    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.
                    • hi116/2/2014
                      that is so cool. i love art

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                      Poitiers, France

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