Dennis Tomlinson

Fractal Lichtenberg is a craft using high-voltage electricity to burn a fractal patterns (aka Lichtenberg) into the artist’s chosen canvas (wood, glass, resin, etc). Dennis utilizes up to 15,000 volts in order to create an electric discharge powerful enough to create permanent fractal pattern. Now normally wood isn’t conductive enough to support an arc, so Dennis has to pain the wood with a conduction solution (in this case, baking soda). However, the grain patterns, as well as the types of wood, affect the shape of the fractal figure produced.

Mixed Media: Fractal Lichtenberg “Lightning-Fired” upon Heirloom Wood

Sculpture: Heirloom Wood Décor

Fractal Lichtenberg, Wood, Candles