Art from Code: A Response to Grace Hertlein


Grace Hertlein liked to use repetition and randomness to make patterns that were inspired by nature. In these pieces, I took ideas from the “flower” example we in class worked on together and made expanded on the code in the “flower” example. Similar to how Molnar changed aspects one at a time and how Nees disrupted patterns, Hertlein has traces of Molnar and Nees’s ideas in her work. The three pieces are meant to evoke Hertlein’s ideas of repetition and randomness. Additionally, Hertlein was not one for expressing “profoundness.” I am not trying to elicit profoundness either; rather, I want for the pieces to be interesting to look at.