Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity


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Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla is known for many brilliant innovations. However his biggest contribution to the world was the invention of the alternating current without which, we would not have electricity in our homes today! It is therefore only fitting that as a tribute to the brilliant man, American artist Phil Hansen decided to create a portrait of him using just electric sparks.

As the time-lapse video shows, Hansen began by connecting two wires to a large battery. He then used the two exposed ends to produce sparks and burn the paper in varying intensities to create different facial features. What's even more impressive is that it took the artist, who wore a protective mask the entire time, just two days to complete the stunning image.

This is not the first time the artist has created a portrait out of materials or text that relate to the subject. His past work includes an image of Bruce Lee that he painted, while performing martial arts moves!


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  • zanto
    zantoMonday, May 17, 2021 at 7:11 am
    Nikola Tesla rocks!
    • foxesruleTuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm
      that just blew my mind
      • puppySunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm
        • dogSunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm
          • catSunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm
            • puppySunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:29 pm
              • :(Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:53 am
                • cupcakeThursday, April 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm
                  • ninisuperflyMonday, March 26, 2018 at 5:13 am
                    so cool
                    • puggirl
                      puggirlThursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:52 am
                      I did report about Nikola Tesla just the other day