Offbeat Video

By Jack Mobley


An artist creates art by lasering patterns into wood before melting crayons on top of it.sMoun

Woodworker Tyler ‘Tye’ Sheehan, 30, from Folsom, California, burns what are known as Lichtenberg figures into the wood and then colours them with paint.

Lichtenberg figures are branching electric discharges whose shape remains captured in the material they are cast on, creating awesome tree-like figures.

Tyler said: “This idea came from Chris Salomone at FourEyes Furniture.  

“He applied crayons to a coffee table and I thought it would be an awesome idea to apply a Lichtenberg figure. 

“One of the coolest aspects about this type of art is no piece is ever the same, even if I try to re-create an art piece it comes out different every time. 

“This is because you can’t control the electricity.”

However, Tyler says that making these creations can be a dangerous process.

Tyler said: “I receive many messages asking how people can try this at home. 

“I typically don’t give out exact instructions because of how dangerous it is.  

“Many people have died from trying this so if anyone does try to learn this please make sure and research proper safety precautions.”