Some Landscapes

These are some preparatory studies for a show at Steel House this coming winter. I think they are more sophisticated than most of my earlier work. In particular, they offer one solution to a problem of diversity of behavior in algorithmic art: If a work is generated by a single organic algorithm, how can it look like something other than an undifferentiated mass?

Memento Mori

Remember that you will die! Memento Mori is a set of 12,978 images of a skull. On display now at Steel House Gallery. Click here to view 100 random high-resolution skulls.

From the gallery’s show description: ‘Memento Mori, Latin for “remember that you will die,” is a set of 12,978 images of a skull. These images are shown continuously on five monitors in the gallery space, with a selection shown in print on the wall. Each of these images is an algorithmic and geometric transfiguration of the same single black-and-white source photograph. Each image is unique, disposable, and replaceable. No person (including the artist) has seen them all. The work will be on view through February 15.’


During a recent visit to Civita di Bangoregio, I took a series of (amateur) smartphone photos of this ancient, eroded town and its environs. Enchanted by the local shapes and colors, I wrote software to algorithmically decompose these photos into lines and planes. This is the first result.