When two very similar grids with light and dark elements or similar shapes with slight differences overlap, new sinuous patterns emerge that seem to shimmer and flow. Whether you’re into art or science, engineering or fashion, you have probably seen or at least heard of these moiré patterns. The name moiré (pronounced mwa-ray) is etymologically related to the French word for mohair and entered the language centuries ago, describing rippled or watered fabrics. Today, moiré patterns are seen not only in visual fields such as optics, art, photography and color printing, but also in seemingly far-flung areas like marine engineering and the detection of forged banknotes.
Morié have been considered an unwanted aspect of modern printing techniques, but they have also been purposely employed in early etchings for dramatic effect. I want to use them for this reason to create a thing itself, not just a thing depicted. Containing a visual harmonic phenomenon analogous to the way musical instruments produce sonic harmonies and dissonance. For vision, tighten or stretch the lines and you change the tone and color. For sound, tighten the strings and the pitch changes the notes to hear harmonic patterns.
Noetic is a made up word (not by me) meant to imply automatic knowledge. Like a kind of supercharged intuition mixed with spiritual conviction. Maybe, but waves, vibrations and emanations contain the essence of all things. Morié patterns seem like a good way to investigate the vibrational nature of reality.