Currently working primarily as a semi-abstract, mixed media landscape artist anything related to capturing mood, atmosphere and sense of place in the landscape, nature and the natural world peaks my interest.
Combined with a great love of music, a background in software engineering for many years and an interest in science and anthropology I am intrigued by researching processes that could bring together topics and ideas gleaned from these areas whilst also learning and combining various methods, techniques and skills as part of developing and expanding my artistic practice. Pamela Paulsrud sums up exactly how I felt when I first discovered Cymatics with …
When I saw the cymatics physics experiment of sand dancing on a metal plate, affected by the frequency and amplification of sound, I wondered if there was a connection. I knew I had to investigate … The excitement of touching on what seems like a portal to the universe, vibrational energy made visible. The visual beauty of the geometric patterns portraying the responsiveness of matter to sound, illuminate the poetic and philosophical principles of nature.
Pamela Paulsrud, 2018
I was captivated by:
“The visual beauty of the geometric patterns portraying the responsiveness of matter to sound, illuminate the poetic and philosophical principles of nature”
(Pamela Paulsrud, 2018)
but most especially in relation to the human chakras, colour and frequencies of light.
Hence, I primarily want to examine and expand upon Pamela’s work with Cymatics, from a painter’s point of view, by exploring the effects of sound when used as an ‘artists tool’ for painting or printmaking through explorative research methods and ideating using the Scamper method outlined by Reventlow & Thesen (2015) combined with the use of a variety of art materials to create two-dimensional works.
By substituting, combining, adding, modifying, putting, eliminating, reversing or rearranging and experimentation, I endeavour to build upon existing ideas and discover new or alternative ideas or solutions for creating future work.
Pamela Paulsrud. Sound Narratives – The Chakras. Retrieved 30 December 2018 from https://pamelapaulsrud.com/section/15958_CYMATICS.html
Christian von Reventlow & Phillip Thesen (2015, p37), Design, Thinking, Doing – Methods & Tools, Deutsche Telekom Design (available through Issu online magazines at https://issuu.com)