Lambdoma Art

Lambdoma Art by Barbara Hero

Photo of Barbara HeroArt came very easily to me as my mother, Lucile Evans, devoted most of her life to painting. She was one of the early abstract painters in the 1940's. Being exposed at an early age to the life of an artist and to the philosophical ideas of her artist friends made it inevitable that I would paint in the abstract vein. I took life drawing classes while still a child, and later received a BA in commercial art from George Washington University. After spending fifteen years as a painter, and piano lessons from five years of age to twelve that implanted a love for music in my consciousness. The next step was to find a link in the chain between art and music. A restudy of piano, music theory and composition from the New England Conservatory of Music led me to the discovery that the mathematics of whole number ratios was the bridge between proportions- in-art and harmony-in-music. A mathematical matrix, attributed to Pythagoras, identified as the Lambdoma Array became my focus from that time in 1970 until the present. This two-dimensional Lambdoma-matrix made up of ratios related to musical intervals made it a simple task to color-code the musical notes according to Pythagoras' system. The grid-like patterns resulting from this color-coding opened up another avenue of discovery relating to Alice Bailey's seven ray theories. The grids could become circular as well as rectilinear, which in turn opened up other possibilities from cubical to spherical figures.

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Lambdoma Candle

Drawing Lambdoma CandleThe unique Lambdoma candle, shown in the drawing, is a handmade 3 dimensional representation of the Lambdoma matrix which is one of the keys to the physical and spiritual laws which govern all relationships. It represents, in three dimensions, the nature of our universe. With this candle, lit or unlit, one can meditate on the etheric dimensions of its energy. By virtue of the harmonic resonances and mathematical beauty the Lambdoma candle aids us in raising our consciousness. Beginning with a meditative state, each candle is custom poured from a mix of beeswax, paraffin and color. These one of a kind candles are created in colors that range from tiered mixtures to a solid uni-color.

Item C1 (Wax Candle 5.25" by 5.25" by 2") PRICE: US$27


THE STRAWBERRY HILL FARM STUDIOS
ART GALLERY

Barbara Hero while wearing many hats, artist, musician, mathematician and philosopher, has over the years produced many works of art. Most of the illustrations in this catalogue are reproductions of art by Barbara Hero. Strawberry Hill Farm Studios maintains a Gallery of her works and is open by appointment to those interested in viewing or purchasing originals. The works include acrylics, ink and wax. There are hundreds of original paintings and drawings, on canvas and paper, based upon the wisdom encoded in the Lambdoma. Almost all of the drawings included in the book "Eyes + Ears = Ideas" are still in the possession of the artist and would be available for exhibition or purchase. Barbara Hero has had several solo exhibitions in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, and New York City. Her art has been included in selective group exhibitions, in Museums of Art and Art Galleries, and her work is included in several Public Collections.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 1974 - "Stop and Think" - Max Protetch Gallery, Washington , D.C.
  • 1973 - "In honor of Copernicus" - Notre Dame College, Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • 1973 - "Barbara Hero" - Keating Gallery, Brooks School, North Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1969 - "Barbara Ferrell-Hero" - Adelaide Ungerland Gallery, New York City, New York. (Illustrations of White River Series #17 in The Art Gallery Magazine).
  • 1967 - "Barbara Hero" - Eleanor Rigelhoupt Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 1992 - "Yesterday and Tomorrow: Mind Paths in Painting" - Exhibit of paintings by mother and daughter, Lucile Evans and Barbara Hero, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1984 - 1985 - "Music to My eyes: Six Artists and the Visual Score" - Pyramid Gallery, Pyramid Art Center, Rochester New York.
  • 1981 - "Prison Art Project" (Exhibition of Artist Instructors) - Harcus-Krakow, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1979 - 1980 - "Artists and Books, The Literal Use of Time", "Eyes & Ears = Ideas" - Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.
  • 1976 - Franklin Furnace, New York City, New York
  • 1973 - National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • 1972-1973 - "Salon 1972 - 1973" - Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, New York
  • 1972 - Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exter, New Hampshire.
  • 1971 - Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
  • 1971 - "Boston Visual Artists Union" - City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1970 - "Institute of Contemporary Art" - City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1970 - "World of Their Own" - University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1969 - "NEREM (Art Technology Inc.)" - War <Memorial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1966 - "161st Annual Exhibit of American Painting and Sculpture" - Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1961- Riverside Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
  • 1960 - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 - "Lucile Evans and Barbara Ferrell", "Contemporary American Artists" Series #10 - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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HAND CRAFTED LAMBDOMA CHAKRA NECKLACES
By Special Order Only!

Image of Lambdoma NecklacesLambdoma Chakra Meditation Necklaces Each necklace represents an application of a music theory based upon an ancient mathematical diagram attributed to Pythagoras (500 BC) called the Lambdoma diagram, a formula which reveals some universal laws. There are basically at least 8 energy centers in our physical bodies. These energy centers are known as Chakras. Each Chakra is represented by the color of the beads contained within that Chakra necklace. On one side the overtone series in music is represented, an uplifting energy. On the other side the undertone series in music is represented, a grounding. Each bead is put on during a meditative state which sends and brings love and healing energies to whomever wears the necklace. Each Chakra necklace may be worn individually or nested with others. Each Lambdoma Necklace is hand crafted and assembled based upon the color and frequency of the particular Chakra chosen. Lengths vary from 23 to 30 inches depending upon the Chakra energy center chosen and upon the actual gemstones used.

ALLOW 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR CONSTRUCTIONS AND DELIVERY!


Drawing of Chakras

(Item N1)
Crown Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is magenta and its fundamental frequency is 480 Hertz and typical gemstones are Amethyst and Pink Tourmaline. Its note is B

Item N1 (Crown Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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3rd Eye Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is purple and its fundamental frequency is 448 Hertz and typical gemstones are Lapis and Sodalite. Its note is Bb.

Item N2 (3rd Eye Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!
 
 
 


(Item N3)
Psychic Center Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is Aqua and its fundamental frequency is 416 Hertz and a typical gemstone is Turquoise. Its note is Ab.

Item N3 (Psychic Center Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


(Item N4)
Throat Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is blue and its fundamental frequency is 384 Hertz and typical gemstones are Celestite and Aquamarine. Its note is G.

Item N4 (Throat Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


(Item N5)
Heart Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is green and its fundamental frequency is 352 Hertz and typical gemstones are Aventurine, Malachite and Peridot. Its note is Gb.

Item N5 (Heart Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


(Item N6)
Solar Plexus Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is yellow and its fundamental frequency is 320 Hertz and typical gemstones are Citrine and Quartz. Its note is E.

Item N6 (Solar Plexus Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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Polarity Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is orange and its fundamental frequency is 288 Hertz and a typical gemstone is Carnelian . Its note is D.

Item N7 (Polarity Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


(Item N8)
Root Chakra Necklace The Chakra energy center color for this necklace is red and its fundamental frequency is 256 Hertz and typical gemstones are Rose Quartz, Garnet and Rhodonite. Its note is C.

Item N8 (Root Chakra Necklace) PRICE: US$100 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


The Scroll and Mandalla illustrations are still under construction for this page but the following are available.
Construction drawing

HAND CRAFTED LAMBDOMA SCROLLS OF MANDALAS, DIAGRAMS AND KEYBOARDS IN COLOR
By Special Order Only!

Scrolls of Lambdoma Mandalas, Diagrams and Keyboards in Color Each Lambdoma scroll is printed in full color and is produced with special software relating the attributes of the matrix to the specific application. Each scroll is then laminated, sealing the diagrams with plastic coating on each side. Individual (8.5 by 6.5 inches) Lambdoma diagrams in color and laminated, may be ordered using their individual titles and are $10 each. For specifics of each scroll please see following pages! By special order only. Custom laminated. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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Scroll of 11 Mandalas Based on the Orbits and Spins of the Planets The order, from the top, of the five planets and the moon, stands for the sequence of six of the days of the week, Monday (moon) through Saturday (Saturn) following through four more planets including Earth, the scroll completes with the Sun (Sunday). The benefits of the Lambdoma Mandalas are: One can meditate on them even without understanding them fully. They are color-coded to correspond with the harmonics of the Lambdoma over-tone scale (P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & W) and the Lambdoma undertone scale. The note P (C) is red, Q (D) is orange, R (E) is yellow, S (F) is green, T (G) is blue, U (Ab) is aqua, V (Bb) is purple and W (B) is magenta. The overtone series is represented by going clockwise around the rim starting at 3:20 with the middle slice of the three identical color slices. One can meditate on the planets which were in your birth sign when you were born.

Item S1 (Laminated Scroll of 11 Color diagrams based on the frequencies of the orbits and spins of the planets. Actual Size 5 FEET Plastic coated on both sides.) PRICE: US$60 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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Scroll of 9 Lambdoma Diagrams Based on Physical Dimensions. These diagrams were designed to benefit architects or interior designers to either construct rooms that are harmonious in length, width and height, or to measure a room and find the proper color to go with the harmonic of the wavelengths based on the harmonics of music. The Lambdoma describes room resonances by color-coding the harmonics of the dimensions of the room. The color-coding of harmonics in this series is based on the colors which transmit energy rather than those that absorb energy, so that the series becomes the note P (C) for green, Q (D) for green blue, R (E) for blue, S (F) for violet, T (G) for magenta, U (Ab) for peach, V (Bb) for gold and W (B) for yellow. When the dimensions of a room are in complementary colors, that means that the lengths are in harmony. The lengths are at the top of each entry in the matrix. The frequencies of the sounds are below. Complementary colors are Reds/Greens, Oranges/Blues and Yellows/Violets. These stand for the complementary undertone notes P/S (C/F), Q/T (D/G) and R/U (E/A) or overtone notes P/T (C/G), Q/U (D/A) and R/W (E/B).

Item S2 (Laminated Scroll of 9 Computer generated Lamdoma COLOR diagrams based on the fundamental frequencies of physical dimensions. Actual Size 4.5 FEET Plastic coated on both sides.) PRICE: US$50 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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Scroll of 8 Diagrams Based on the Lambdoma Keyboard This Mandala is a model of a design in progress of an actual keyboard which assigns a fundamental frequency of sound, represented by a given color to an entry in the 16 by 16 Lambdoma matrix. The shape of the matrix is in a diamond rather than a square to facilitate the playing of the keyboard. The notes on the keyboard are named P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W to distinguish them from the notes on the diatonic scale. The matrix with the color red is the P fundamental. Q is orange, R is yellow, S is green, T is blue, U is aqua, V is violet blue, and W is magenta45

Item S3 (Laminated Scroll of 9 Computer generated Lamdoma COLOR diagrams based on the fundamental frequencies of the Lambdoma Keyboard. Actual Size 4.5 FEET Plastic coated on both sides.) PRICE: US$50 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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Scroll of 8 Mandalas Based on Chakras This set of Lambdoma Chakra Mandalas depict the eight major Chakras. From the top down they read: Crown, Third Eye, Psychic Center, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Polarity and Root. The colors are magenta W (B), purple V (Bb), aqua U (Ab), blue T (G), green S (F), yellow R (Eb), orange Q (D) and rose P (C). Some people have found them energizing and have put them under their mattress or bed when sleeping.

Item S4 (Laminated Scroll of 8 Computer generated Lambdoma COLOR diagrams based on the Chakra's of the human body. Actual Size 3.5 FEET Plastic coated on both sides.) PRICE: US$45 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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Scroll of 7 Mandalas Based on Units of Time. These Mandalas show that our units of time have different key notes by the color coding. For instance, seconds, minutes, hours and years are roughly the same keynote Q (somewhat like D on the diatonic scale) and the color orange. The fundamental for the day and the month are both blue and the keynote T (somewhat like G on the diatonic scale). These Mandalas are also good meditation devices.

Item S5 (Laminated Scroll of 7 Computer generated Circular Lambdoma COLOR diagrams based on the units of time. Actual Size 3 FEET Plastic coated on both sides.) PRICE: US$45 - Allow 4 to 6 weeks for construction and delivery!


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Revised  Nov. 29, 2002
Copyright © Barbara Hero 1996-02
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