The great “wavegrower”

Oscillations - Harmony - Unity

I’m Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure, a french guy fascinated by wave phenomenons and the vibrating guitar string harmonics theory, therefore inspired by periodic motions in general, and by the purest and smoothest of them in particular : those which are ruled by the sine function.

This blog is a branch of the wavegrower project in which I’m focused on combining minimalism and multitude to create dynamic artworks with more than one level of reading, the first bThe great “wavegrower”eing that every cell constituting them has its own simple periodic motion, meaning regularly looping by spinning or twisting or stretching or balancing or revolving or swinging or shaking or beating or vibrating, in a word : oscillating.

For those who ask for my source code: I’ve post some in OpenProcessing here, they all use the same Ondulator class I’ve built to fit my creative needs (basically making multiple simple cells oscillate the way I want). You may find it heavy (“You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle” :), but there’s also an aesthetic intention behind: let all this pieces be particular occurences of a more general pattern, come from the same mold despite their specificities, like brothers.  

Scientists as fighting game characters

Science Combat is a series of GIFs that transforms legendary scientists into fighting game characters, with special moves inspired by their discoveries and inventions. It was designed by the Brazilian illustrator Diego Sanches for Superinteressante magazine. Here are my favourites:

Nikola Tesla and teleforce

Pythagoras and tetractys

Isaac Newton and Opticks

Charles Darwin and evolution

Marie Curie and polonium 

Albert Einstein and relativity

Stephen Hawking and wormholes  

See all of them here


here’s a small headcanon that actually explains reaper’s state:

he is an utility fog, and utility fogs are clouds of nanorobots that can reassemble themselves in many shapes (to either become a complex solid, a liquid or a shapeless gas)

this makes a lot of sense to me, since nanotechnlogy is a recurrent theme in overwatch - and it also explains mercy’s implication since she uses nanomedicine a lot

(also i wanted to draw lúcio and reaper together, sorry if it sounds too ooc!)