Zarard-Interruptions

  • The artwork is square.
  • The artwork consists of many short black lines, on a white background.
  • The lines all have the same length.
  • There are certain regions where lines are not generated from
  • Those regions do not appear to have any certain polygonal shape
  • Sometimes the gaps in the pictures can go off the page
  • All the lines start and stop within the boundary
  • Each line is only intersected at most once
  • There are a lot of triangular and diamond shapes
  • It looks like the gaps can sometimes coincide with eachother
  • The lines almost strike me as if they were randomly drawn in a grid
  • Because the lines are almost evenly spaced apart
  • No line is 0,90,180,or 270 degrees
  • Or even within 10 degrees of those numbers
  • Most of the lines tend to be more vertically oriented
  • Click the drawing to see it animate. Sometimes it creates the interruptions, sometimes it doesn’t, it’s random. Upon reflection maybe if the lines were smaller

    This piece was really hard to create only because it is a subtractive work intuitively. The first thing it thought to do was to draw the lines and then randomly erase them but when I looked closer at her works, the erasure was clustered. Also it became clear to me that her lines weren’t random and that they had randomized structure. The article on effective complexity really helped me look closer. My process was essentially creating, seeing, and revising multiple times until it looked closer and closer to the piece Interruptions. I’m still facing difficulty seeing the actual shape of the interruptions but overall i think it is a good representation.

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