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


Word Count

277 words

Reading Level

Listen to Article

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!


Cite Article
  • Mayaalmost 6 years
    That is so cool . How did he do it? 😜😐
    • whovian06
      whovian06almost 6 years
      Omigosh that is so cool! I'm an artist at heart and would love to do that!
      • miccccabout 6 years
        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
          cimmieover 6 years
          wow that's pretty cool #amazed
          • cute-polish5674
            cute-polish5674almost 8 years
            That cool :-)
            • salmost 8 years
              • Evelynalmost 8 years
                I want to do that ;(
                • hi11about 8 years
                  that is so cool. i love art
                  • superman332
                    superman332over 8 years
                    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 over 8 years
                      stop you no thats not true