Giant Robot Spider Paints With Light in Japan

August 27, 2013 | Andy Cush

Void, a mechanical sculpture by artist Wit Pimkanchanapong, looks like a giant, floating spider. Thanks to a system of eight winches, it can fly around, moving freely through the air above a little parking lot. It’s pretty stunning on its own, but wait until it gets dark, and Void’s light comes on, then this happens:

GIF magic! The robot’s light paintings, captured using long-exposure photography, are meant to evoke 3D Flower Box, that classic Windows screensaver, though to my eyes they look much more like Mystify. But no matter!

Watch a video of Void in action above.