String Waves

All waves can be described by their amplitude, frequency, and wavelength. This interactive waveform light sculpture, created by artist Paul Friedlander, demonstrates these fundamental wave characteristics in a visually captivating form. A 20-foot-tall oscillating rope, illuminated with colored light, creates various traveling waves when you adjust its vibration frequency. Light patterns projected on the moving rope accentuate the regular and chaotic motion, creating a work of art—a dynamic sculpture of a wave.