Random design #14.

Random was the selection of a Byzantine design from 1856, Owen Jones’ Grammar of Ornament. Random, the reconstructing an 11th-century geometry with tools of 20th-century mathematics, random getting the work completed just in time for the Orthodox Easter celebration.

Random comes in many flavors – this time the conjunction of unplanned for events leading to a significant ending. Happy (Orthodox) Easter all!

And oh yes, I also inserted an element of “graphic randomness” in this image – the background color, size & positioning. The central orb is a real-time image of the planet Mars, courtesy of NASA.

If you’re interested to know more about the design’s geometry and origin, I recommend this article by Conversano and Tedeschini-Lalli for the Journal of Applied Mathematics. Enlightening!




Random design #13

Random positioning of a double-stranded RNA crystal structure.

Appropriate on this Easter day! While bells are (supposedly) flying to Rome, RNA – the source of most know life-forms – is reaching for the sky

Credit goes to A. S. Rose, Bradley, Valasatava, Duarte, Prlić, and P.W. Rose for making their original work available in the RCSB library.


Random design #12

Monte Carlo simulation of a human TTR  injected with CuCl2. What more can I say? Nature is beautiful. Humans are part of nature – and quite beautiful too, even at the protein level!


Random design #11

Next to a Voronoi, a Delaunay triangulation is a dual graph of the same diagram. It is used for modeling and mapping randomness in 3D.

Apparently, It didn’t make for a very happy camper in this image. The spiral originated in a random set of hydrogen particles I triangulated on one side and used as a texture for the inverted dodecahedron on the left.

It kind of reminds me of a Tahitian Tiki wooden statue. Legends say that Tiki was the progenitor of humanity.  Hydrogen is the simplest known element in the universe. Did one lead to the other? Randomness in art can be unpredictable too.


Random design #10

Egg Voronoi?

Mathematicians have a good sense of humor, I hope. Linking points on an eggshell make for surprising Voronoi diagrams. The background is a random size and positioning of the particles I used to create the Voronoi tessellation.


Random design #9

Random design #9

Voronoi make for nice stain-glass window patterns. A Voronoi diagram is a partitioning of a plane into regions based on distance to point. When the points are set randomly – it creates unexpected shapes.

The object on the right side? An import from last week’s design. So many of you liked it, I felt I owed it to you! Thx for the support.


Random design #8

Random and fractal.

An interesting combination if anything! Here, a random color spread on the honeycomb background, a fractalized texture on the spheres and the central frame dot pattern. Both originated in a quad-grid on the Bio7 program


Random design #7

Fluorescent cell

What you see is a random flow of fluorescent molecules in an organic fiber. The color? If you had an infra-red cat-like vision, maybe that’s what it would look like for you. And as a human? I’m still pondering.

Randomness comes in many shapes!


Random design #6

Not quite done with last week’s random pattern.

I found the tiles color blending so intriguing and pleasant, I had to take it to my favorite AI. And this is what she saw!

I took last week background (red & blue), inverted it (yellow & green) and let the AI recompose the two images.

It’s the second time an artificial being sends me back a very painterly image. Almost a fabric pattern in the background! I drafted a simple 3D composition in the foreground to increase the contrast between human-robot visual rendering perception. How odd!

Image converted using ifftoany

Ode to the Blue-Blood moon

Random design #5

On one side, blue; on the other, red. This is what happens when they try to take each other territory. Sometimes they blend, sometimes they cross-pollinate, sometimes nothing happens – except for their clustering in unexpected places.

The smaller squares are various stages of the progression. The background is the final image after I ran a Lokta-Volterra test in StochSS. The color and positioning of the tiles make for interesting (and colorful) design.