For the last year or so I have been investigating ways in which to create art from mathematical formula and data algorithms. I started off with simple golden spirals and got hooked on how to code and generate other types of artsy visuals using data. Check out my Phyllotatic Spirals
It has been captivating to see how mathematical formulas and some creative plotting can generate some of the most interesting, beautiful and unusual geometric shapes.
Not to mention all the practice I get in various ways of coding, data analysis and visualization techniques! So here is a showcase of some of the shapes I have generated and how I have put them together to create something unique! #DataScienceRocks 😁
Mandala Dragonfly | Citrine Emerald Sapphire Yellow Green Blue (Black)
This is one of my designs inspired by the beauty of jewel toned dragonflies created with specially generated data in R studio using polygon algorithms for the mandalas and circular bar charts for the wings.
The dragonfly above contains polygon mandalas including, triangles (3 points) for the mouthparts and pentagons (5) for the head. The body consists of heptagons (7), an octagon (8), a nonagon (9), a decagon (10), a hendecagon (11) and a tridecagon (13) – not in that order necessarily. Finally a pair of hexadecagons (16) make up the eyes. Now that’s quite a mouthful! 😋
The polygons and charts were generated using the ggplot2 package in the Viridis color palette; such that you get a perceptually uniform palette of shades in blue-green-yellow. All of this is placed on a black background to make the colours pop.
Mood boards are color palettes generated from images, such as a seascape photo or flower artwork, for design inspiration and coordinated themes.
More mood boards from Mind Frame Shift will be made available on Pinterest for your design inspiration! You can find the Pinterest Board Here!
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