Work: Governors Island, Harvestworks Residency and Commission. Building 10a, Nolan Park, Soft opening June 2022

Resonant frequencies meet parabolic surfaces made from clay of the earth, animals of the sea, and met with the activity of human toil.

Sound Installation at Governors Island, Harvestworks

When you were a child, did you ever listen to the roar of the ocean in a sea shell and marvel at its paradoxical size, grandeur, simplicity? A hollowed-out space makes way for spirals of sound, but was made originally for the sea animal to live.

The above is the mathematical equation for the properties of the “Miraculous Spiral” first articulated by Jacob Bernoulli (1655-1705), as the shell grows proportionally with the sea animal and creates particular proportional resonant frequencies.