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Vibrant Patterns Form On Images Exposed To A Deadly Electrical Voltage
By Amanda Mok, 27 Mar 2014
New York, Brooklyn-based artist Philip Stearns has embarked on a fascinating project entitled ‘High Voltage Image Making’ in which he created these alien microbes-like patterns on instant film by subjecting each image to 15,000 volts of electricity.
For better visualization, a standard battery that powers a car is 12 volts. 15,000 volts is more than a thousand times of that, generated by a neon transformer.
The resulting images are organic, vibrant, and strangely beautiful, a result of the physical, chemical and electrical transformations that have taken place.
Check out the video and images below.
[via Ignant, images via Philip Stearns]
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