My interest in generative art and art bots brought my attention to works by
Anders Hoff. I love that he explains how
he made many of his works, including
It was computer-generated, but inspired by the
works by John Franzen. I have found it quite relaxing to draw something
similar by hand during breaks at work. It's quite the stress-reducer.
It's funny how much my steadiness varies, even within a single day. I
think I get quite a bit more jittery when stressed. Maybe this is a good
way to keep track of my current state?
Also, it feels weird to make something by hand that Anders Hoff did so
well with a computer, especially since I'm a programmer. I could definitely
be more "productive" (produce more, maybe even better, pictures) were I
to also write a program like he did, but I really like the idea of doing
things by hand. It isn't quite as relaxing to run or write a computer
program as it is to carefully trace a line.