Emergent Patterns of Complexity

contemporary optical effect art

Emergent Patterns of Complexity.

Artist’s impression/photomontage. 2014.

An artist’s impression of one of my Emergent Pattern artworks as it would appear displayed on an art gallery wall.
The work is composed of two identical grids of black lines that are one above the other and that are at an angle to each other. Where the lines on the two grids cross each other the black lines cancel out and are replaced by white. The effect is that the overlapping grids create complex emergent patterns similar to Moire fringes or interference patterns (Moire type patterns are created without the need to cancel out the black areas where the lines cross, but the patterns are more complex and interesting using this cancelling technique).

The artwork is inspired by my fascination with optics and optical effects and my interest in both art and science.