DESCRIBE THE OBJECT
This piece consists of three different moving parts: a black circle, a yellow circle, and a purple circle. The black and yellow circles move in the same pattern and speed but in opposite directions, starting in the middle of the screen and continuously moving out, trailing their pattern behind them until they reach the edge of the screen. The purple circle creates a separate pattern that intertwines with that of the yellow and black ones until it also reaches the edge of the screen. Once all of the circles hit the edge, the pattern reverses, continuing until they return to the middle, where it starts all over again.
DESCRIBE YOUR MOTIVATION IN CREATING THIS OBJECT
For this project, I was very focused on creating an interesting pattern that unfolds over time and then resets itself once it reaches a certain point. I wanted to keep it simple but still visually engaging, and I experimented with different colors that would contrast with each other.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS
I started by coding a simple circle that moved continuously outward, leaving behind a trail of its pattern. Once I was happy with this, I coded an identical circle on top of it that moved in the opposite direction. I messed around with the colors, landing on black and light yellow because of how contrasting they are. This contrast and low opacity ended up splitting the screen into four sections: black in the top left and bottom right corners, and yellow in the top right and bottom left. I felt like it needed another part, so I added the purple section behind both the black and yellow circles and messed around with Sin/Cos/Tan to achieve the ‘X’ like pattern.
WHAT DOES THE PROJECT MEAN TO YOU?
I really enjoy the way in which the three colors interact with each other, creating a whole new pattern that wouldn’t be possible for each color on its own.