DESCRIBE THE OBJECT
This project is part of my optical illusion collection. One of the themes that really interested me this semester was creating (occasional 3D) optical illusions through hard code. This ‘Pink Rose’ is a bunch of organized rectangles rotating/spiraling around one given point (the center). The rectangles are coded to be the same (shape) but get smaller on each layer. The color was incorporated into this code by increasing the saturation as the rectangles layer on itself (shrinks). This was the first piece I created that incorporated layering to create something else. I later used what I learned from this project to create other projects with similar concepts.
DESCRIBE YOUR MOTIVATION IN CREATING THIS OBJECT
This semester I was interested in creating optical illusions and art that’s geometrical and pattern-based. This was my first successful attempt to layer individual objects into a whole. Once I was able to do this, I played with the speed of the layers eventually creating a rose-shaped object. I originally wanted to make something aesthetically pleasing and this rose was the first to do so.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS
I used the for loops that we learned in class in order to create a repetitive layer of squares and slightly adjust the speed each time as the loop progressed making some layers move faster/slower than others creating a rosed-shape pattern.
WHAT DOES THE PROJECT MEAN TO YOU?
I view this as my first successful/artistic code. Most of my work prior to this was just testing different functions out and didn’t really create anything that I was truly interested in. This however created a very pleasing pattern and allowed me to create other projects off of this one’s base.