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A Little Fish Embryo
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-008, the path curve is a spiral. Points clustered near the center of the composition exert repulsion forces exponentially depending on distance to the drawing point. Run IC-008-001 is the results of two overlaid simulation layers, each with different spring forces. The first run is drawn with a magenta pen, the second with a turquoise green pen.