Fuzzy Tentacles Sending out the Feelers
Method IC involves using a digital simulation of a physical drawing apparatus. The digital simulation mixes forces and geometries that would be impossible to manifest in reality. A line is modeled between an anchored point on a path curve and a point in space, which is subject to gravity-like force. The modeled line exerts spring-like force onto the point in space, which is traced to produce a drawing. Various other artifacts exert forces on the point, which cause it to move, along with gravity and the spring force. Over the course of the drawing, the anchor point moves along the path curve. In series IC-005, the path curve is a straight coiling line that fills a circle. Points spread near the center of the composition exert repulsion forces exponentially depending on distance to the drawing point. Run IC-004-004 is the results of four overlaid simulation layers, each with slightly adjusted spring forces. Two of the runs rotate the path curve 90 degrees. Horizontal layers are drawn with a green and purple pens. Vertical layers are drawn with blue and yellow pens.