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'When Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, in Portland, Oregon, decided to sponsor an art installation they chose a collaborative design by artist, Shelley Socolofsky and John Stuart Reid of CymaScope.com. The theme set by the cathedral was that the piece should connect light and dark and be a "new and experimental art form and media that cannot be hung on walls nor placed on pedestals”. (2015)'
Cymatics, the study of waves in physics, was a term coined by Hans Jenny (1904-1972). Prior to this in 1680 Robert Hook noticed geometric vibrations when running a bow along the edge of glass covered with flour. Early technology used to study the nodal waves was the Chladni Plate, developed by German musician and physicist Ernst Chladni (1756-1827). Now computers facilitate exceptional tools, such as the CymaScope created by John Stuart Reid (see his presentation below).
Sound waves travel from their point origin as a sphere so the images captured by humans are but a thin two-dimensional slice of a three-dimensional 'living' form.
In 'The Hidden Geometry of Life' I cover the nature and purpose of sound as a vehicle for carrying the geometric code. Sound has profound purposes that we are only just starting to understand and apply.
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Stunningly beautiful geometric patterns lie within the undulating waves of sound emanating from a pinpoint source of origin. Symmetric patterns such as theses are seen in the creations of Nature and are echoed in the sounds we create, such as heartbeat and musical creations. Waves of sound pass through and are absorbed by everything they come into contact with. They impact and travel through our bodies and enter our brains via our ears. All sounds affect us physically, emotionally and psychologically.