Blur by Holly N Gunnink

Blur-computational drawing

COURSE: ART 448: Coding for Graphic Design

MEDIUM: Data Illustration

Blur is a computational drawing created using Processing, a programming language created by Ben Fry and Casey Reas. Blur was created largely through random functions, which allow the code to decide the composition. I wrote around 25 lines of code in order to create Blur.

Blur was originally created for a class project. I found myself being increasingly interested in code while creating it. Blur is one of the first pieces I created using the random function in Processing. By using the random function, I allowed the code to generate its own works of art each time it was run. I was then able to choose between the compositions created to decide which were the best. I really enjoyed this unpredictability. I chose Blur as one of my submissions, as I love the way the piece feels blurry. This effect was created by the code choosing to outline shapes with a low opacity line.