I could have done it differently – like a random firework to celebrate the last image of this year-long project! Instead, I was curious to see what a month to month evolution would look like. So here we have it, 12 out of the 52 works I did this year on stochastic art. Some are inspired by mathematics, other by biology physics, statistics or coding. All arranged randomly after an idea John Cage used in 1995 for a museum exhibit called Rolywholover. The music? I leave it to your discretion!
Thanks to all who inspired and guided my work, thanks to you for supporting my work again this year. Next? A book on this project, a collection of all the images on SaatchiArt if you like paper or canvas copies of the work. Another year-long project? No theme yet – Feel free to help me if you have a suggestion.
Happy New Year all!
Variation of a random color positioning scheme on square or spherical grids
Software development workflow process (SberWorks) used for a simple aesthetic purpose turn out to be on the side of festive on this season. Thanks for the script Sergey,
Happy Holidays all!
Point, ring, mesh. Between o and 300 random points joined together. The art of coding leads to unexpected geometry. Thanks, Tekt.
3 layers of randomness in this work: The Mondrian like grid – random. The paintbrush effect on the canvases – random. The circle size and positioning on the lower right object, random too. The overall composition? Not random! Thx for the scripts Grant.
A minotaur breaking free of his labyrinth. Randoms are the columns’ size, distance & connection to each other when they fall! Thanks for the script Fabian Iwand
Another page in this year-long project. Random polygons. Select the number of points & distance from each other, the script joins them randomly. I couldn’t extract any meaningful pattern from this one – but random it is. Sometimes, there are things that can’t be explained. Puzzling!
A line is a fundamental element of geometry.
This is what happens when you randomly split a random number of lines between 2 points. The spheres have no reason to be here – but they looked pretty…
Thanks for the idea Fabian!
A chord diagram.
Is it the end of randomness? A chord diagram maps all the possible connections between data within a matrix. In this image, random is the number of connections, random is what connects one to the other. It makes for an interesting wall relief too. Thx for the code Mike Bostock
The randomness of a moiré pattern. Not on the image this time, but in us and how we perceive its movement. Some see it, some don’t, and even if you see the movement, it’s never quite at the same place when you look at it again. Fun to explore!
Moiré is kind of random at the perceptual level, isn’t it? This one looks oddly timely – like little bats flapping their wings and off to Wednesday’s ball.