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  • Writer's pictureSarah Valeri

Vibrational Topology

About 12 seconds, monoprint on paper

I have been creating overlaid images and patterns based on the heart rates of different beings as an exploration of perception of both time and well being. Each series of forms represent a heart rate at rest. Represented in this collective image are a chickadee, an eagle, a spider, a whale, and a Galapagos tortoise. I am working by hand as I feel the best way to experience empathy for other beings is to first understand your own body and scale of perception, to move with your own currents. I also felt that each mark should be affected by all the regular interruptions of pace and pattern of natural movement. Even at rest the heart is not a metronome, but constantly responsive.

As these patterns are combined they create a map like image, each separate moment in time radiates to another.


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