Painting with Electricity

Studio 360

From WLRN’sArts desk

Cory Hunter slowly drags the tip of a metal rod across a cardboard canvas. Long, branching patterns emerge on the surface as sparks of electricity flare out.

Hunter studied chemical engineering at the University of Florida, but now he’s an artist who paints with high-voltage electricity.

The branching patterns that have become a staple of his paintings are something that typically happens in nature — usually as a result of lightning striking a tree, the air, or another “non-conductor.”

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