On a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston a few years ago, I discovered that paintings by my seventeenth-century Chinese art hero, Tao-Chi, were all in storage awaiting the completion of the new museum building.
Is that one of my drawings on the cover of this book?
The answer is no. The image is one of many remarkable photographs of the invisible "vibrational world" made visible, taken by Dr. Hans Jenny, a Swiss medical doctor, natural scientist, artist, musician, and philosopher. His book, Cymatics, (after the Greek "Ta Kymatika", matters pertaining to waves) documents the extraordinary research of this modern day (1904-1972) Renaissance man.
As a visual artist myself, I always take the time to enjoy public and private art in a variety of settings. Since moving to Queen Anne hill in 1974, I often stopped at one of these public art destinations at Betty Bowen Viewpoint nearly every week.
The musical excerpts featured on this narrative are taken from an emotionally charged mid- 1960’s era recording I heard a few days after my dream experience in 1974, performed by violinist Wanda Wilkomirska.