Bert Hickman can Trap Beautiful Lightning

By: Carolena Costa - Published: Dec 21, 2009 • References: & popsci
Made by a 5 million volt particle accelerator, the scientific art of Bert Hickman seems like stuff of the future. Basically the a shock-wave caused the trapped electron charges in acrylic to rush out leaving the "Captured Lightning" pattern.
You don’t need to understand the science to appreciate the beauty. The effects are as if lighting had been frozen in time. The artist Bert Hickman has gone beyond the original shock patterns to create figures.

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