My artistic interest is centering on the adventures arising from the difficulties in mastering the plotted line
as a means of artistic expression. Three fascinating aspects contribute to my interest:
1. The fascination of the mechanically guided pen.
2. The fascination of the monochrome line.
3. The fascination of the generative code.
The technology of mechanical drawing is almost extinct.
It has been supplanted by other print technologies in the course of technological development.
As a metaphor, the moving pen in the grip of a plotter in action resembles relatively closely
the process of the hand engaged in drawing. Interesting consequences of artistic concern arise
from this observation. Historically, drawings have been around since the beginning of art, and
drawing is an enormously rich domain of art. It is a universe, indeed, that is complemented by
the equally rich universe of machine-generated drawings, also a universe in its own right.
It is a big artistic challenge to work in this universe, to invent strategies and
code them into programs from which drawings can be generated that possess identity
and uniqueness and that demonstrate with great clarity that they belong to the
machine universe. Artistic quality is living comfortably in both universes.