SUMINAGASHI + CYMATICS Workshop
In this series of creative and educational workshops, children learn about sound and vibration and the ways in which they may change the state of water, and consequently, the organisms that live in it.
SUMINAGASHI, which means “ink-floating”, is the ancient Japanese technique of decorating paper with inks. The inks are dropped carefully to float on a still water surface and then blown across to form delicate swirls, after which the ink is picked up by laying a sheet of paper on the ink-covered water.
CYMATICS is the study of visible sound vibration and shows the transformational nature of sound and matter. Cymatics gives validity to the fact that everything that we perceive as hard objects, including our bodies, are actually continuously vibrating at their own rates. This study clearly merges the fields of sound, geometry, light and mathematics into one through the presentation of stunning images created by frequencies of all kinds found in our bodies, in nature and beyond.
Suminagashi & Cymatics
Suminagashi combined with cymatics offers another level on visual interpretation of sound allowing further comprehension of how vibration interferes (in this case) with water and ink. We can “capture” the sound frequency by imprinting the ink movement in the paper by using the suminagashi technique.