Nearly every artist looks to the natural world for inspiration for their work some without even knowing that they have, something as simple as geometric designs could be considered naturally inspired.
Natural geometry is something that has had its place in art for longer than our civilization has existed. Examples of this can be found in Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man where we find natural geometric patterns which perfectly create the proportions, even before this the Flower of life pattern is found in almost every ancient culture in the world. These shapes can be found in a laboratory environment with the use of Cymatics and have be observed in a study into harmonic vibrations by Robert Hooke in 1680.
What these tests involved is the following; sand or a substance is placed on a surface pulled tight a frequency is then played on a speaker behind the surface the result is that the sand/substance jumps into distinct and provocative patterns.
The way that our environment seeps into the art we create is profound. The fractal and elements of sacred geometry that face us each time we begin to create based on nature offer us an insight into the universal design and the way in which each of us have the ability to perceive, the beauty in our chaotic yet perfectly formed reality.
“Cymatics illustrate that when sound frequencies move through a particular medium such as water, air, or sand, they directly alter the vibration of matter. Below are pictures demonstrating how particles adjust to different frequencies.