Generative Computer Graphic Images
Continuing my interest in creating an image that embodies invisible phenomena that bring a visceral character to our body, to our physicality of being in the world. The resulting abstract patterning is a portal to these phenomena of the natural world like light waves moving around an object and reflecting in an irregular surface, or air currents moving invisibly in a space. Leaving organic trails of it movement and interaction with objects and people in the space.
I approached these ideas from two directions.
First I wrote programs to generate series of images that describe these phenomena, allowing me to see the undulation and transformation as it occurred. Secondly I did not want to tie this imagery down on a static piece of paper. Rather I wanted to propel it into the motion that it so elegantly described.
I devised a technique for sequentially transferring these images from the monitor onto heat transfer xerography paper. I literally turned the monitor upside down on a 3M Color-in-Color copier with backlighting capability so the image being projected from the monitor was printed. I developed each computer program to create a series of images, printed sequentially using the color copier.
After trimming each print, I heat transferred the images onto fabric using a hand iron, to create large electronic tapestries.