Water Flame is a mind-boggling installation by artist Jeppe Hein that features two opposing elements coexisting–water and fire. The artist, who is based in both Berlin and Copenhagen, leaves viewers guessing at how the anomaly is possible as they look on in awe. Hein says that his work is meant to “surprise viewers and make them question what they are seeing.”
The installation, which is essentially a small fountain with a flame dancing atop the stream of cascading water, creates the paradoxical visual effect by dispelling a dose of natural gas through the water, making it flammable and able to emit a ball of fire at the center. Thus, there is the illusion of a cooperative relationship between the two natural elements.
To see the visually intriguing installation in motion, check out the video, below.