Digital Coding Artworks

The inspiration for my piece

For my second assessment using processing, I found inspiration from a past students photo that had been taken during the MEDA computational thinking and instructions workshop. My sketches use the themes of iteration through the process of creating the numerous bars that crossed through the centre of the page. By including iteration in this art piece it allows for it to become somewhat aesthetically pleasing and interesting. However, not all of the bars are created equal, as a selected few of them have been put to ‘random’ letting the system pick the thickness of the lines each time. With each repetition of the lines, the space between each one, the thickness, size, width and colour change and vary. I believe that by doing this it makes the artwork interesting and somewhat pleasing to the audience.Read More »



Recreating ‘Bridget Riley’s Encircling Disks with black‘ with processing looks like easy work, but for a beginner (and someone with very limited code knowledge) it can be challenging!


Mine isn’t exactly the same as the original, however, I think with the ability for the code to change the colour randomly it adds some kind of character to the piece (if that makes any sense at all).Read More »

Sol LeWitt – Instructions and Procedural Actions

Sol LeWitt’s belief of the artist being the generator of ideas was instrumental in the transitions from the modern to the postmodern era. His art is considered to be a milestone in the transition from the minimalism of the 60’s to the concept art of the 70’s. LeWitt’s idea of producing a set of instructions that are both specific and open-ended resulted in work of arts produced by assistants, that showed the interpretations made by the individuals producing the art. In doing this LeWitt is showcasing the idea of the concept becoming a machine which makes the art. The emphasis of his work was mainly focused on the idea of the artist being the generator which was the instrumental element in the transition from the modern to the postmodern era.

The work functions through a list of instructions and procedural actions which allow an individual to replicate his artworks. An example of this process includes ‘Wall Drawing #370’ where LeWitt abstracts the image through a simple sentence: “Ten geometric Figures (including right triangle, cross, X, diamond) with three-inch parallel bands of lines in two directions”. LeWitt composed this design to allow flexibility within a broad architectural setting, which allows for it to become adaptable and easily produced by many other individuals.Read More »