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John Sosnowsky
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
John Sosnowsky, SOZRA
Artist Statement
Geometric Surrealism

Beauty and harmony in nature are defined by their simplicity and apparently effortless existence. Art, regardless of tradition, time, historical relevance or medium has attempted to recreate and mimic nature since the first intentional lines were drawn in the soil beneath primitive feet.

As my experiences through travel, study, and technology would have it, the medium and creative direction my art has taken spans continents, religions, time and a multitude of resources. In an attempt to recreate the beauty and harmony I have emanating in my being, my experiences and imagination have converged with simple geometry, high technology and ancient symbolism to bring an element of

timelessness and universality to the piece before you.

These pieces are meant to evoke comfort and curiosity, calm through chaos, and the untraditional through convention. Enjoy the juxtaposition of each piece as simplicity draws you into complexity.

All human construct evolves from basic laws of existence. In the case of visual arts, we remember basic geometry. Nothing starts without a point. Two points may connect a rigid line. Yet a series of points can give semblance to a wave or abstraction of sorts. Regardless of time, space, culture or belief these are the rules we abide by in our visual creations of “art”. With this collection I hope to bring you on a positive, visual journey that spans all that is known while remaining simple.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Towson University, I have been working for 28 years, with my wife Debby, creating and selling art at juried shows and galleries.

Check out our web site: www.sozra.com

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John Sosnowsky is a graduate of Towson State University and a native Marylander current residing in Frederick County. With his wife Debby he has been teaching, demonstrating and creating jewelry, Art and Music full time for over 30 years under the name Sozra Studio. He has been the onsite juror of the Pittsburgh Three River Arts Festival, served on the Maryland Renaissance Arts and Craft Board and the Artist Market Chair of the Frederick Festival of the Arts. John is a contemporary Artist. His work is sold through various juried shows, gallaries and on the web at www.sozra.com
Cymatics is the study of the structure and dynamics of waves and vibrations. These are fundamentals of music and development of life. Without these waves & vibrations there is no creation, sound or music.

In 1787, the musician, physicist and jurist, Ernst Chladni laid the foundations for the study of acoustics, the science of sound. Among Chladni´s successes was finding a way to make visible what sound waves generate. With the help of a violin bow which he played perpendicularly across the edge of flat plates covered with sand, he produced patterns and shapes today called Chladni figures. Chladni demonstrated that sound actually does affect physical matter and that it has the potential for creating geometric patterns.

Later in 1967 the late Hans Jenny, a Swiss doctor, artist, and researcher, published the bilingual book Kymatik -Wellen und Schwingungen mit ihrer Struktur und Dynamik/ Cymatics - The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations. In this book Jenny, like Chladni hundreds of years earlier, showed what happens when one takes various materials like sand, spores, iron filings, water, and viscous substances, and places them on vibrating metal plates. What then appears are shapes and motion- patterns which vary from the nearly perfectly ordered and stationary to those that are turbulently developing, organic, and constantly in motion. The tonoscope was constructed to make the human voice visible without any electronic apparatus as an intermediate link. This yielded the amazing possibility of being able to see the physical image of the vowel, tone or song a human being produced directly. Not only could you hear a melody, you could see it.

"The universe, believe it or not, is nothing other than a giant musical instrument with a very special but predictable pattern of harmonically related oscillations which determine the structure of everything from galactic clusters to subatomic particles. The single axiom of the Harmonics theory is that ... the universe consists of a wave which develops harmonics and each of these waves does the same."

- Ray Tomes - Cycles In The Universe

String theory anyone?

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Cymatics and the
Sozra Sound Project:
www.sozra.com/ssp.html

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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the much-appreciated :+devwatch:! :-)  :heart:
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Sozra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks Pauline, Love your work.
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hippogatorX-ING Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i love all of you artwork, and i really can not believe that your not a member! 
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Sozra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Member of ?
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Nihilnenio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Beautiful art!
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Sozra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate the complement....:)
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spongepuppet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Love your work!
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Sozra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I really appreciate it....:)
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, John! :)
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