The Harmonic Alphabet
A visual interpretation of Whole Number Ratios using the flower of life
A vibrating string can be displayed as seen above.
Each vibrating string can be seen as a standing wave.
There exist higher frequencies for the same vibrating string. Half, Third, Quarter ... of the wave-length of the original string. Those can be experienced as overtones on a Guitar.
Finally one can create 2 vibrations at the same time. Overlaying both patterns.
The relationship between two vibrations is what we experience as harmonics in music.
When playing with the flower of life pattern I came to realize that a single petal shape has a high resemblance to a vibrating string.
Additionally each vibrational line has parallel companions.
So one can apply the same principle of layering 2 patterns over each other in order to create a harmonic interference.
Finally I decided to fill in the lines with a black and white pattern in order to highlight the differences.
Please keep in mind that for each Black and White image there exists a negative White and Black image as well.
2 : 1 The Octave
3 : 2 The Fifth
4 : 3 The Fourth
Finally one has to create an overview over the whole range of possible Ratios.
Here is what the overview looks like utilizing the flower of life interference