52 Projects: Audio Wave Form Art

By |March 7th, 2013|52 Projects, Art, crafts, DIY, Us, VIP|

Steve is quite the audio buff and has been getting really into producing music of late. He is always fiddling around with audio equipment covered with knobs and switches, making cool sounds.  This past weekend he was working on said sounds and I was crafting, playing around with buttons on a black canvas. I was looking at the cool wave forms from his music and got the idea to use the designs to make some art. I had Steve record himself saying the word “love” and took a screen shot of the wave form of his voice- pictured below.
Love Audio wave form art

I traced the waveform from my computer screen onto a piece of paper. Printing is a more accurate/aesthetically pleasing way to do this  but I was inpatient and didn’t want to use up my dwindling black ink- so good old paper and pencil won out.

Wave Form Trace

Clearly I wasn’t going for accuracy, just an idea of the outline that I could use as a guide to laying out the buttons. Then it was just a matter of placing all of the buttons in the pattern and in an order I liked and gluing them on. It proved challenging to be accurate on the tight curves because I had a small canvas and relatively large buttons to work with. Even though it’s far from a perfect replica, I love the way it turned out, and think it’s special to be able to see the sound of love.

Love Wave Form Button Art

 love and candy,

lindsay