Think of the epic difficulty of modelling a veil on a face of a material that is among the toughest on the planet, marble (mineral hardness 3 – Friedrich Mohs scale ) . Another problem is that marble has nothing added. It is a sculpture made by subtracting 100 % .
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Dave feels so epic in fact, that he can’t help but show it as he struts his stuff on the way to work. His infectious dance oozes confidence as passers buy are unable to ignore Dave getting down, with one particularly impressed onlooker judging him to be “so MoneySuperMarket!”
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Pe la cuiburi se adună,
Se ascund în rămurele –
Noapte bună!Doar izvoarele suspină,
Pe când codrul negru tace;
Dorm şi florile-n grădină –
Dormi în pace!
Trece lebăda pe ape
Peste-a nopţii feerie
|All those sleepy birds
Now tired from flight
Hide among the leaves
Good-night!Only the spring whispers
When the wood sleeps silently;
Even flowers in the gardens
Sleep peacefully!Swans glide to their nest
Sheltering among the reeds
May angels guard your rest,
Above a night of sorcery
This one is a favorite of mine – it talks about the peace in the world when night time comes. It’s a nature poem, with no hint of mankind, frozen in time – as accurate today as it was a hundred years ago and a thousand years ago. The forest is dark and silent, the only noises that can be heard are made by a spring stream cursing through the woods. Even the flowers sleep.
Have you ever seen a sleeping flower? I have. They close up their petals for the night, just to open them up again in the morning. Delicate and feminine, they open as the first rays of the sun fall on them, the dew dripping from their small leaves.The swan going to bed is (like the flowers) a symbol of purity. A speck of white in a dark world. An angel in the dark. A whisper “Dormi in pace!” (“Sleep in peace!”) has both the meaning of love and understanding, the words you would say to a sleeping child and he will smile in his sleep knowing that he is protected. These are also the words you would say to a dead person – wishing that their eternal rest is peaceful and their sleep untroubled.
This is how death is hinted to in this poem – the sleep, the dreams, the darkness, the angels. But death is not such a bad thing. It brings you closer to your loved ones, it gives you rest and surrounds you with harmony. And every night – the sky dies as the sun goes away. The world is silent and un-moving, dead until morning.
The painting is complete. The silvery light, the peaceful sighs of animals and plants as they prepare for darkness The sounds are just the crickets and even they will soon be silent. A “Woosh” in the water as the majestic swan makes its way to the nest. And the happiness that comes with the peace.
This video is entitled ‘Cymatics,’ and cymatics is the science of creating visualizations of audio frequencies.
“In 1999 I watched a documentary on ‘Synesthesia’ – a disorder that effects the audio and visual functions of the brain. People with the disorder hear a sound when they see bright colors, or see a color when they hear various sounds. I don’t have it (I don’t think), but I have always felt that bass frequencies are red, and treble frequencies are white.This got me thinking that it would be cool to make a music video where every time a sound plays, you see a corresponding visual element. Many years later, I saw some videos about Cymatics – the science of visualizing audio frequencies, and the idea for the video was born.”