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The Bison Thing Explained Pt. 3 — Concept and Execution

July 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Art, Bison, Code, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process

On my first visit to Memphis I walked into Graceland with a mild appreciation of Elvis and the tacky souvenirs he left behind. But by the time I left I fully understood the world’s infatuation of this human being. The image of Elvis was defined differently for me. This was a similar experience to the […]

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The Bison Thing Explained Pt. 2 — How I got hooked on Bison

July 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Art, Bison, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process

It all started with the book American Buffalo, in which author Steven Rinella wins a lottery and gets approved to hunt Bison in Canada. Along the way he explains the history and myth of the American Buffalo. Soon after the book I found myself infatuated and started on a mission that is the subtitle of […]

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Bison Mint Concept

January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Art, Bison, Code, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process

It’s been some time and I still can’t get bison off the brain. “Indian Head” or “Bison” nickels were always an object of curiosity when I was young.  I’ve been experimenting with creating a little mint of my own from assets from my first bison sketch. I’m playing with the idea of creating a bison […]

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Ghastly Vapor Flourish

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Art, Code, Concept, Digital Process

Again tooling around w/ Trapcode for someone on the print team. Might make it into a comp for Ghost of Versaillles.

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Simple Nest

August 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Art, Code, Concept, Digital Process, Drawing

I’m learning to draw with code. A lot of what I’ve seen out there in the interwebs is based on mathematical theories named after dudes from the sixties and seventies. I’m inspired by all that, but I’m also interested in recreating systems in nature through generative art. Here is a simple nest I drew with […]

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Pink Box

August 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Art, Code, Concept, Digital Process, Drawing

Behold, my very first generative comp. The image of a neon hot pink, scribbled, slightly-rotated square popped into my head one day. Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Justice. Made w/ Actionscript 3 and the Bezier curve fitting function built into Tweener.

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Masterpiece

May 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Art, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process

A co-worker and I were recently drooling over some of Jonathan Harris’s more recent work. It made me realize that the projects I talk about here (and occasionally engage in) are very disconnected and hobby-ish. They do NOT form one cohesive body of work. They are more about the journey of trying different things almost […]

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Walnuts

February 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Concept

I took this photo last fall and it’s been the inspiration for my next set of experiments here. I plan on exploring the color palette and makeup of these walnuts. I’ll probably use a mix of generative art w/ ActionScript and possibly some watercolor or silkscreen prints down the road. I’m doing this because I’m […]

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4 track analog Pattern

February 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Analog Process, Concept, Music

This is what I made while playing around today with the 4-track. I’m obviously a bit clumsy as a musician. It’s also difficult for me to think musically. I can’t visualize what would pair well with a “D” etc, so i just sort of feel around and try to find something that doesn’t absolutely clash […]

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joshua davis

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Code, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process, Drawing

Just a little while ago I made some comments about Chuck Close’s process. Since then I’ve revisited Joshua Davis’s site and downloaded his presentation from 07. For those that don’t know Joshua Davis, he is an artist that takes design elements and uses random math in Flash to position things, generating a thousand new compositions […]

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