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Light Stencil Urban Art

June 22 2010 — by Claudia Clements
Graffiti-ridden derelict sites have been given a much needed face-lift with extraordinary light art by Tigtab. Each image is created with the help of stencils. These intricate designs are revealed after a burst from a camera flash lights up the inside of the box. In this picture, a pond scene is created in a flooded derelict building. Much like Banksy, Tigtab, from Melbourne, Australia, keeps her identity a closely guarded secret. Tigtab creates her images using stencils. The stencils are placed on light boxes lined with silver foil. The intricate designs are revealed after a burst from a camera flash lights up the inside of the box very briefly. Tigtab moves around the room, tunnel or drain, repositioning the stencils and firing the flash repeatedly while the shutter of the camera is left open to create complex designs. The end result is so polished Tigtab said people often assume her work is computer generated. Check her out on Flickr!
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