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Sprites by Nathan Selikoff. Open edition print.

Sprites by Nathan Selikoff. 2011. Dimensions variable. Open edition print.

Update: I finally rendered Sprites at high resolution and finished it for my solo exhibit, Process & Influence.

I found these intriguing lightning creatures hidden in the infinite possibilities of strange attractor space. This is still a test render, so please excuse the graininess.

It turns out there is an electrical phenomenon that happens high above thunderclouds, called a sprite. Here’s a real-world sprite imaged at 1,000 frames per second:

Nature is amazing!