Feb 21, 2014 - Happy Birthday to me!
In honor of my birth, this post is about something that makes me happy, but I have been less focused on recently. I’m using this post to present the work that I did not in my winter review.
These are my cymatics-inspired prints I created during the fall semester. These prints are collagraphs, rolled as reliefs and layered with pieces of mulberry paper that I painted with watercolors. I used aluminum foil, glue, sand and string to create the textures and lines. The last print, the blue print, is a relief lino, which is very large - 22 x 36.
I’ve posted more on homeroom, along with photos from the creation process:
These prints are inspired by research on Wassily Kandinsky and his theories on the relationship between color and sound.
Wassily Kandinsky: http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/
I am also inspired by Cymatics, which is s the study of visible sound and vibration. Tools such as the Chlandi Plate, Chinese spouting bowl, and the advanced CymaScope are used to make sound visible.
www.cymatics.org is a link other artists who are creating cymatics-inspired work.
Music and the link between audio-visual experiences is something that has always inspired my art and always will. I love work that is tactile, full of line, color and texture that makes my audience want to reach out and touch. Though I have not presented my Cymatics-inspired art formally at this time, I intend to keep researching and creating this work in order to do so later in the program. My portrait photography is important to me, but so is this work. It is valid and soon I will find a way to express that. I envision a multimedia exhibit that becomes an aural and visual experience that surrounds the viewer and creates a form of sensory overload. Stand by :)