. . . of one hand tangling?
We came across a YouTube clip this weekend that thoroughly intrigued us. In this clip, table salt is poured on a flat square plate. As this plate vibrates - well, just watch and you'll see what happens. One suggestion before you begin though, be sure you know how to turn down your volume.
The similarity of this clip's patterns with Zentangle's strings and tangles was striking. We've always appreciated and cultivated a "resonance" of our approach and our tangles with primary patterns and shapes in nature and in cultures throughout our history. Now, we're appreciating the implications of how these primal shapes and forms are functions of frequency and vibration.
We also marvelled at how similar these patterns' sudden changes were to the string demonstrations that Lois and Earl Stokes of Hawaii teach and showed everyone at our recent CZT training (think "cat's cradle").
We hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Now we're wondering, "What's the vibrational frequency of crescent moon, of cadent?" Maybe we'll build one of these machines and find out (and discover some more tangles while we're at it!).