Dave Payling: Arc Diffusion

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    Arc Diffusion



Artist Statement:


    This image is created from repeated geometric forms, transformed over time. Their positioning, repetitions and application of feedback creates more complex interwoven patterns. Through this process light patterns and surprising forms revealed themselves by chance. The diffuse textured lights are frozen moments of complex moving structures expressed in static form.


    A still photo from artificial life, this is a frozen moment from absolute animation. Repeated geometric forms were rotated and transformed over time and complex interwoven abstract patterns emerged. These unexpected forms are born from motion. Key frames were defined and positioned over an extended sequence and the animation was set in motion. When the motion is paused the cellular beauty of individual frames is revealed. Chance plays its part in this phenomenon. Individual frames are determined but the translation between these points is indeterminate. The space between known quantities is where the unexpected patterns and lights emerge.