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High Voltage Wood Burn, Lichtenberg Figure, Lichtenberg Wood Burn

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This is a pane of plywood that has been burned using high voltage electricity. Like lightning bolts, the high voltage electricity can be dangerous, and potentially lethal. The electricity is generated by a transformer, in this case a microwave oven transformer. I use the transformer powered by 120 volts but which can create around 2000 volts once the electricity comes out of the transformer.

When applied to the ends of a thin piece of plywood a fractal pattern burns it way through the wood from one end of the electrial clamp to the other. The pattern created is called a Lichtenberg figures and looks like a bolt of lightning.

The subtle colors added after the burn were done in watercolor by Peter Pepe.

The fractal wood burn comes unframed.

The high voltage burn is 5.5 by 9 inches.


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kayla Burandt
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 2, 2018
This shop owner was incredible! I got an email saying my package was delivered to the wrong address and the owner had a new one sent to me, express shipping! Let alone the service, the item is great quality and my boyfriend loved it! I would recommend this shop again and again.
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5 out of 5 stars
Jan 23, 2018
Skull is in perfect condition, exactly as pictured. Thrilled my young scientist. Seller reached out to offer a replacement skull (fox) when the one we ordered would have been delayed. Loved getting the choice and excellent customer service!
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Reviewed by FASonline
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 17, 2018
As described, good work. Thank you.
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As described, good job, thank you
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High Voltage Wood Burn, Lichtenberg Figure, Lichtenberg Wood Burn

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  • Handmade item
  • Frame: Unframed
  • Materials: spider, spider web, picture, frame, wood, high voltage electricity, high voltage
  • Feedback: 82 reviews
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