A similar phenomenon is sometimes seen when lightning hits a grassy field, as in this picture where lightning struck a flagpole, leaving this beautiful 25 foot Lichtenberg figure on the green of a golf course
Inlaid Lichtenberg Figures Electrically Engraved into Live Edge Mesquite Home Decor
This display art was created by high voltage flowing through a piece of mesquite wood. The electricity travels through the path of least resistance creating unique Lichtenberg Figures. Each piece is different and unpredictable. The wood burning process is quite exciting to watch! When electricity is applied to the piece wood you hear the buzz of the electrons trying to complete the circuit, as this happens the surface of the wood comes to life with glowing paths creating fractal patterns. The paths follow random motions and are influenced by the nuances in the wood, whether it be the wood grain, imperfections, or density changes. After the Lichtenberg figures are formed, the pieces are cleaned and sanded, and a faux turquoise inlay is added to help bring out the lightning like designs. This piece measures 24" L x 12" W x 1" H. Each piece of high voltage art comes with mounting hardware. I really enjoy this process and improving the technique each time I do it. Please, keep an eye on my shop as I intend to keep adding new products. Send me a message if there is anything in particular you would like made, I will be happy to make it!