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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  • lailacat46
    lailacat46Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:03 am
    cool.I wonder how she did that...
    • vampirekitten76
      vampirekitten76Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm
      Oh my that is AWSOME. SOO COOOL!!!!!!!!!
      • hdavis03
        hdavis03Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 12:01 pm
        i love it.
        • thetechydrawist
          thetechydrawistMonday, April 3, 2017 at 8:50 am
          #graffiti is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • Bella Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:00 am
            • cutedritten3000
              cutedritten3000Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm
              This is truly amazing. Too bad it was temporary. ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ
              • MayaTuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm
                That is so cool . How did he do it? ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜
                • 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

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