The Kaihua Light Box was a project that turned out perfect after months of hard work. I had found three 8' x 1' sheets of plexi in an alley by my house that were in great condition. After staring at the plexi for a month I finally came up with an idea to manipulate the plexi by using spray paint with water. I noticed from a past experience that spray paint creates this explosive effect when hit with water that almost looks like decay or something shattering. I had always wanted to make a light box of this size and now that I had the plexi, all I needed to do was successfully make the spray paint hit the surface with the right amount of water. It hit me...one rainy summer day I immediately took the plexi outside, laid it flat and did spray paint drips across the entire sheet. It was an amazing reaction the way the spray paint just shattered and bloomed with the raindrops hitting all at once. Once it dried I had a light box made and coated the plexi. In Chinese, Kaihua means to blossom or to burst open, an explosion of light/life/color.