Lightbulb is a digital artwork created by Michael Craig-Martin for the Serpentine Galleries Galleries on the occasion of his exhibition Transience. It is a drawing with six coloured elements, controlled by a software algorithm.
The image changes continuously, with each element of the drawing fading between the 47 colours in Craig-Martin’s palette. Several hundred colour steps take place during each fading process and there are millions of potential combinations. You can save your own lightbulb image and use it as your background wallpaper, email it print it or share on social media
We developed the Lightbulb web app using the HTML5 Canvas Element with the Paper.js drawing framework. The app is responsive and will work on all devices.