A Look of Sheer Delight is an exploration of the possibilities within the confines of the simple algorithm’s narrow frame. Draw a series of similar curves with the code, but carefully place them next to each other, with or without small gaps. Rather than assigning different colors to the curves, constrain the coloration by gradually changing the tint along the length of the curve. By limiting variables, sheen emerges and the surface gains luxurious qualities.
Stravinski wrote in The Poetics of Music, “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the chains that shackle the spirit,” which reminded me of creating an algorithm and determining the right boundaries, a set of constraints, that will produce the anticipated output.
Commissioned by Feral File for live minting at Luxembourg Art Week.