Thu Dec 31, 2020
A long-term project started in 2020 in which I study my own hand-drawn doodles trying to understand the rules they follow.
When I make abstract drawings I connect lines in specific ways. Some things are allowed to happen and others are not. I am trying to decipher those unwritten rules and convert them to computer code. This code then generates new designs that I bring back to the paper using a pen-plotter.
A generated composition before plotting:
Ten extinct plants and the years they were last seen alive, silver pen on black carton board:
Two circles connected with curves:
Concentric shapes, inspired by a drawing technique I learned in the 80s:
Simulating occlusion. Imperfections can be an important aspect of pen-plotter artworks.
Doodles and sketching.