Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sand Fantasy

More? Try this, this, or this. For info, and better resolution videos, see Sandfantasy.com.

Sigh. I always loved to draw in sand.


  1. Beautiful. I love how the image sort of grows out of the artist's hand motions. This would be a completely different experience if all you saw was the finished image.

  2. Maybe the title should have been "Music that moves you?"

    To do what though?

    Inspiration, allows a "creative flow" to manifest and move from within, while translating outward, in the movement of art work that you see.

    Not to detract from the art work, but this makes me think deeply about dance, "colour of emotions[colour of gravity]," a music hall.

    So some basic understanding about "this medium" taken to another level. May be, the understanding that sound has a vibration aspect that can move the "granular" to positions liquidly.

    The Chladni plate.

    A Chladni plate consist of a flat sheet of metal, usually circular or square, mounted on a central stalk to a sturdy base. When the plate is oscillating in a particular mode of vibration, the nodes and antinodes set up form a complex but symmetrical pattern over its surface. The positions of these nodes and antinodes can be seen by sprinkling sand upon the plates;

    Yes on it's own her artwork is unique.

    Wayne Hu uses sound vibration with regards to the Chladni plate as an example of our universe. But what is the direct connection of the movement and music?

    Dr. Jenny's cymatic images are truly awe-inspiring, not only for their visual beauty in portraying the inherent res-ponsiveness of matter to sound (vibration) but because they inspire a deep re-cognition that we, too, are part and parcel of this same complex and intricate vibrational matrix -- the music of the spheres! These pages illumine the very principles which inspired the ancient Greek philosophers Heraclitus, Pythagoras and Plato, and cosmologists Giordano Bruno and Johannes Kepler.

    It's not hard to think of E8(sorry:) and the complexity of the design. To wonder about all those "rotational values" embedded in, as a result.

    Why I mentioned Mendeleev in Garrett Lisi model.

    Mr. JOHN A. R. NEWLANDS read a paper entitled "The Law of Octaves, and the Causes of Numerical Relations among the Atomic Weights."[41] The author claims the discovery of a law according to which the elements analogous in their properties exhibit peculiar relationships, similar to those subsisting in music between a note and its octave. Starting from the atomic weights on Cannizzarro's [sic] system, the author arranges the known elements in order of succession, beginning with the lowest atomic weight (hydrogen) and ending with thorium (=231.5); placing, however, nickel and cobalt, platinum and iridium, cerium and lanthanum, &c., in positions of absolute equality or in the same line. The fifty-six elements[42] so arranged are said to form the compass of eight octaves, and the author finds that chlorine, bromine, iodine, and fluorine are thus brought into the same line, or occupy corresponding places in his scale. Nitrogen and phosphorus, oxygen and sulphur, &c., are also considered as forming true octaves. The author's supposition will be exemplified in Table II., shown to the meeting, and here subjoined:--

    One may like to see my post titled "Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev: The Law of Octaves" but I am wary seeing Carl being reminded of any links to his site.

    Maybe in relation to the art this is okay?

  3. Hi Michael,

    Yes, it uses the medium very well. I actually like this one better than the one I embedded, because it tells a little story - I just don't like the cuts. But the roses are great.

    Hi Plato,

    Symmetry is extremely appealing isn't it? It's easy to fall for its beauty. Best,


  4. Broken symmetry is aesthetically prettier than symmetry - MC Escher, the Mandelbrot set, Beethoven, architecture. Tension arises from near misses and deep structure. Good drama is shaped like a "W". Big beginning, big ending, complex resolutions and a little bloodletting in-between.

    The Weak Interaction proclaims the universe is not universally interchangeable. Pretty!

  5. Wow. That's beautiful. (And amazing.) Thanks, Bee.

  6. That's ultra gay music. Her technique, however, is wicked.


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