Digital Graffiti 2012: Chic Digitized
Any surface in Alys Beach, including this arched alcove at Caliza Pool, is fair game for the dreamscapes, animations and kaleidoscopic artwork showcased during the annual Digital Graffiti festival.
The artwork at Digital Graffiti is powered by projectors, laptops and the imaginations of the creators and viewers.
Visitors and residents of all ages stop in their tracks at every turn, awestruck by the festival's larger-than-life projection artwork.
The whitewashed walls of Alys Beach's homes provide enormous canvases, which the artists bring to life with childlike delight.
Water and reflection are incorporated into some of the projections, transforming a footbridge into part of the show in this kaleidoscopic piece by British artist Andy Mckeown.
A guest plays in front of an interactive wall created by a team of Italian and French artists collectively known as Fuse. A sensor tracks movement in front of the wall, causing the meshlike pattern to warp and bubble.
Art enthusiasts flock to Digital Graffiti, now expanded to a two-night event. The second night sees wall-to-wall crowds strolling along Alys Beach's cobblestone footpaths.
A Hollywood atmosphere washes over Alys Beach as the event opens and wonderstruck visitors begin to experience the artwork.
Homegrown artists get in on the action, too. Fernandina Beach resident David Montgomery won Best Florida Submission with this piece, titled "Zombie Dragonfly Discotheque."