"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
Cymatics can be best described as making sound visible
By using sound waves to excite liquids & solids Cymatics reveal a beautiful symmetry through this interaction. Strange & alien looking patterns emerge evolve and transform, constantly shifting between states of order and chaos.
The science behind Cymatics
Imagine attaching a stick to the centre of a large floppy piece of card. Now holding the stick in your hand with the card on top, move the stick directly up and down. The card begins to flex or distort loosing it's flat appearance. The energy from the movement of the stick radiates outwards from the centre of the card where the stick is attached
The Chladni Plate
The red and green areas represent the greatest distortion to the surface of the plate and in between these two areas, where virtually no movement is happening we get 'nodal lines' a phrase coined by the scientist Michael Faraday.
When sand is sprinkled onto the plate to reveal these distortions it gets displaced by the peaks and troughs which push the sand out of the way, causing it to settle along Faradays nodal lines. The image you see on a Chladni plate is in fact a negative of the wave shape moving through the plate as the sand is gathering where the wave is absent, revealing these beautiful patterns :