Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla is known for many brilliant innovations. However his biggest contribution to the world was the invention of the alternating current without which, we would not have electricity in our homes today! It is therefore only fitting that as a tribute to the brilliant man, American artist Phil Hansen decided to create a portrait of him using just electric sparks.

As the time-lapse video shows, Hansen began by connecting two wires to a large battery. He then used the two exposed ends to produce sparks and burn the paper in varying intensities to create different facial features. What's even more impressive is that it took the artist, who wore a protective mask the entire time, just two days to complete the stunning image.

This is not the first time the artist has created a portrait out of materials or text that relate to the subject. His past work includes an image of Bruce Lee that he painted, while performing martial arts moves!