Martin Klimas – ‘Sonic Sculptures’

Martin Klimas’ series ‘Sonic Sculptures’ – abstract portraits of musical works.

Continuing to explore relationships with time, beauty and destruction, in this series the artist focused his interest to visualize sound waves with paint. After a careful selection of dynamic music in all genre — Miles Davis, Grace Jone, Pink Floyd, Prince, Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ or Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ – he splattered different colored paint on top of a speaker over some translucent material. Then turned it on to full volume. The vibrations of the speaker threw up high the paint creating interesting sculptures and with shutter speed of 1/7,000th of a second, Klimas captured them. It took him 6 months and about 1,000 shots. The total amount of paint used on the project was 18.5 gallons for 212 final printed images.

Martin Klimas - Sonic Sculptures

Martin Klimas – Sonic Sculptures