Lacoste L!VE Fall-Winter 2012 Collection
Gary Petersen marks his colorful return to 20x200 with Flex. “Color is very important in my paintings,” says Gary. “It allows somewhat familiar forms to become highly personal and subtly eccentric.”
Learn more about the artist and this print.
This weekend, I worked on a new code experiment - a multi-touch enabled semi-random polygon drawing tool. It creates polygon shapes that look sort of like endlessly unfolding paper. You can draw with your mouse or fingers, or you can have it draw randomly.
The original concept was to create a toy for my 6 month old daughter Zelda that would make cool looking shapes based on her spastic slapping of the iPad screen. Goal achieved!
Every time you add a new point to the drawing - by clicking, dragging, or tapping with a finger - the algorithm creates a new polygon by connecting your new point to 2 or more existing nearby points. This is how I achieved the folding paper effect.
When put into auto-draw mode, I add a tiny bit of wiggle to each point as the polygons are drawing, which lends a sort of frantic liveliness to the image as it is created.
Try it in your browser, or put it on your iPhone or iPad: It will create colorful, full screen images! You can save cool results as transparent PNG files, as seen above.
Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-12)
“The artist travelled to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographed blackboards as he found them. Momentum displayed the photographs in life-size.
Before he walked into a lecture hall Guijarro had no idea what he might find. He began by recording a blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall was included, the blackboard frame was removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations. Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”
1. Cambridge (2011)
2. Stanford (2012)
3. Berkeley I (2012)
4. Berkeley II (2012)
5. Oxford (2011)
“The symbolic forms which Mr. Betts has evolved through his system of Representation resemble, when developed in two dimensions, conventionalised but very scientifically and beautifully conventionalised leaf-outlines. When in more than two dimensions they approximate to the forms of flowers and crystals. …. The fact that he has accidentally portrayed plant-forms when he was studying human evolution is an assurance to Mr. Betts of the fitness of the symbols he has developed, as it affords presumptive evidence that the laws he is studying intuitively admit of universal application.”