I used Processing, an open source coding platform, to create this body of work. I am interested in how digital code can be used to create organic form. Code can imitate nature because organic forms are essentially rule-based creations. When combined these rules create complex patterns which we perceive as beautiful natural forms, e.g. the Fibonacci sequence (each new value is the sum of the couple before, culminating visually in a shell spiral). As in nature, although each visual outcome comes from the same code, it is unique. This is because there is still room within the code for variation, be that through the way the computer interprets the code or the time allowed for the code to run. The greater the level of variation encoded, the more organic/ natural the form is perceived to be.
Inspired by the natural looking effects Ken Perlin achieved through the use of the eponymously dubbed Perlin Noise, I am able to control the variation within the code so it appears to transition smoothly creating a more natural looking aesthetic. Despite introducing an element of control to my variation to create natural form, I enjoy randomising my colour range. This results in a juxtaposition between organic form and a distinctly inorganic looking, psychedelic colour palette. I have combined code's natural ability to represent complex patterns whilst allowing for variation with a Bricolage technique, whereby I have adjusted responsively and selected what I feel are my most organic looking creations.