Sunday, July 25, 2010

Repost from Data is Nature

Clint Fulkerson is one of a growing number artists dedicated to hand generating computer-like patterns, geometries and complex mathematical forms. The procedural aspect of mark-making Clint uses is derived from an auto-catalytic self-organising principle, a self-reflexive recipe that has as much in common with morphological systems as it does drawing.

‘I create my artwork through the slow application of decisive marks. As I draw, I follow a loose formula based on what I’ve already drawn, filling areas of the picture plane gradually, without making initial layout sketches. This makes the final product somewhat unexpected and emergent.’

In this sense the drawing could be seen to be a system in action whereby local agents (drawing marks) define successive marks to create global structures of complexity that are often unaware of their ongoing mutating configurations.

This emergent behaviour has been noted in morphological systems and biological colonies, at length. No surprise, then, that many of Clint’s drawings have titles alluding to the development of organisms such as meiosis and mitosis. In some some of the drawings Voronoi-like meshes appear to generate tensile forces of subdivisioning cellular activity.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Gallery Representation

Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland has offered to represent my artwork, and also exhibit 4 of my prints and two of my large drawings for the month of August. I'm so excited to find a gallery that seems like a good fit!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

plate before etching

I have 3 plates almost ready to etch and print within the next couple of days.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Aquatint added

I used this plate to try out aquatint for the first time since 2000. I etched it longer than I wanted, making it a bit darker than I had hoped, but I was really excited at how the hard ground got pulled into the etched lines by capillary action and resisted the etch leaving white "starfish" at the major intersections. That was completely unexpected and I loved watching it happen.

I will probably keep working on the plate and printing the various changes, then display them in an animation-like progression.