For Helma, 2021.
Digital print. 30 x 30 cm.
For Helma (2021)
An exploration of generative process that uses live weather data to influence the form of the final work
This work is an early foray into making an image without using a camera. More importantly, perhaps, it represents a conscious attempt to combine my two professions: data science and visual art. Previously, I'd kept these two worlds entirely separate but in this work they have been deliberately combined.
I generated an animated spiral using Processing and a basic colour palette of red, white and blue. I introduced a stochastic element driven by a data feed from the local weather office, so the form of the animation changes depending on the air temperature at the time. The final printed work is a unique single frame from the animation, unable ever to be repeated because of random elements in the program's logic.