Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Patterning Instinct

Atlanta artist Matt Gilbert creates hallucinatory computer-generated videos, including one based on mathematical principles derived from Islamic tile design and applied to Unless and Until, the multimedia exhibit about which I have previously written. His work for "Perdita's Monastic Song" creates a mandala of pattern repeating pattern repeating pattern, always moving in and in and in and in. Fractal animation gone wild.

The star lit from within casts pattern in the dark corner of a room, like a silent explosion.
The leaf hopper complements sunflower spiraling open in morning, green and yellow and aquamarine, like a sun in bloom.
Pattern Maker
The mind makes pattern from chaos, always seeking to connect and creating meaning where there might have been none. Celebrate the absurd and the patterns the brain makes in response.

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