Burning Man 2002 Image Gallery - Image 16

Each little sea lily leaf turned out to be a high-tech circuit board that was powered by solar panels. It must have cost a fortune to have these amazing pieces manufactured.
During the day, the lilies got charged by the sunlight and at night a pulsating blue light was emitted from some LEDs on the bottom side of each leaf. Again, this gave a very nice "virtual water" effect in the dark. Some of the lilies even powered some other critters like fish and dragon flies that were lit with fiber optics.