Hi, I'm Rachel Elizabeth. I'm twenty-seven and here you'll find posts about math, Sherlock, string instruments and various nerdy things. You might also see the occasional blurb about my life with autoimmune disease and surviving abuse.
Model: Ashia Grzesik of The Portland Cello Project. This is a 11 x 14 canvas giclee print with 2 coats of uv coating to protect against color fading and water damage. It is hand signed and stretched over bars so that it is ready to hang.
Every single mark is a number.
What numbers, you may ask?
The body of the cello is drawn with the speed at which sound travels parallel to the grain of the wood.
Front (Spruce) = 5200 m/s Back and Sides (Maple) = 4000 m/s Neck (Rosewood)= 400 m/s
The Strings are drawn with the htz frequencies along the strings.
The wood of the bow is drawn with the Pythagorean comma (1.01364326) The tuning pegs, tail piece and tail spike are drawn with the 12th root of 2 (1.05946309)
The hands, as with all my people, are drawn with the numbers of the clock, 1 - 12, to signify time in a fleeting moment.