Day 4 – 3×2 yellow strips – 30/60/90% opacity.
This feels more and more like a chess game. Unfortunately I barely can project 7 moves much less 30 and definitively not 364! I am sure a mathematical algorithm could compute all the alternatives. Then again, chances are it would look like a massive smorgasbord of color and shape unless I entered many more parameters I don’t know of yet. That’s where creativity and randomness in art kicks in I guess…
Day 3 – Fun when it works! All the mechanics seem to work and I spend less and less time planning instead of visualizing. With 49 variation to start from – now I can start worrying about how all will fit in!
002. January 2. Already some issues: to keep track of my moves, I have to create another grid where I will be able to map out each move, make sure they don’t overlap. Organizing & planning are killers of spontaneity in art ! I have to organize my – save as – to automate as much as I can & not spend time managing files instead of creating.
Here is grid #2
I am starting with a heptahedron – a polyhedron of seven sides. Mathematically contested, visually – it does exist – and apparently, it leads to 34 possible shapes….
One image a day – for 364 days – with no master plan!
A kind of visual diary I guess but even a “visual” writer needs a vocabulary to express his thoughts. For that purpose I selected a basic language composed of a grid of 7 color/7 objects.
– The color palette? The 7 primaries colors – a salute to Newton – Red #ff0000; Orange #ff8000; Yellow”#ffff00; Green #00ff00; Blue#00ffff; Indigo #0040ff; Violet #8F00FF – I like the idea that indigo will be the wild card. It has been hotly debated/contested by many scientists in terms of light and wavelength. One need a little spice in the blend!
– The shapes? 7 fundamental 2D shapes from which all other 2D and 3D shapes evolve.
– The inspiration? Whatever my mood is that day!
364 sounds very far away when you start a project like that – then again, who knows where it will go…