While on season break we received quite a few questions. One of those mails pointed us to the amazing work of Loris Cecchini, a sculptor who created (among other stunning artworks) those wave pattern sculptures. At first it didn’t seem clear what’s going on there.
However when you take a closer look it turns out those shapes are caused by what’s called wave interference. That’s when multiple waves overlap and create more complex shapes. Usually interference is displayed as a 2D graph or some sort of heatmap. However if you use the wave’s amplitude to move points of a plane in space, you can create those mesmerizing patterns.