- The lines have seemingly random angles with the square of the paper
- While the pattern seems random, the lines are evenly distributed on the paper
- Some lines intersect others
- There are some irregularly large white-spaces in the artwork where lines have been removed
- There is a white border around the edge of the artwork
- The lines tend to break into this border, preventing it from being a square
- The border's on the top, left and right are larger than the ones at the bottom
- There exists a signature at the bottom right corner
- Generally, most lines tend to bias verticality
- The lines seem to be part of a general grid system
I thought of this as a grid distortion process - where most lines in a column system get rotated by some kind of distribution. After the distortion, there is a sequential "culling" of lines, which is not random but happens in chunks or groups, so it can be thought of as culling blocks of grids instead of individual lines.
Initially, I used the P5.JS random function to generate the values that would rotate each line segment, but I quickly realized that Molnar's piece had some kind of specific mathematical distribution. After messing around with Perlin Noise, I used Gaussian Distribution to generate the rotation (seeing as most lines tend t0 be more vertical). I think the calibration of the distribution still needs some work - and so does the calibration of the culling of the "patches" in the grid.
This was quite an interesting process, learning to re-create a visual effect through code - the process involved a lot of educated guessing, which while tough, was an interesting experience because of its iterative nature.