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.
On the 2nd of February 2020 I made my first sale on my aRtVerse store! I am so stoked that someone liked my Nebula Data Dreamcathcer so much that they would not only buy a product, but a wearable one at that!
They say that people were their identities on their T-shirt as a showcase of their tribe! Thus, a warm welcome to the #DataNerd Tribe! 💖
Also make sure to pop over to my Society6 Store as well for unique Graphic Art inspired by SCIENCE and NATURE!
For More Data, Math, Code, Generative and Algorithmic Art At My aRtVerse Store!
Both the Canva and Adobe tools auto-detect the colors, Canva generates a “quick and dirty” palette, whereas the Adobe tool provides far more choice and customisation of the selected palette.
Here are the results of my first mood board experiments, each has a slightly different set of colours – I like the Adobe Colorful one the most 🥰. The colour palettes were generated with Canva Color Palette Generator and Adobe Color Wheel, whereas the mood boards where generated in Canva – Design Anything – Referral link, join for free and start designing to earn up to 20 credits for premium images!
Last year I started experimenting with mathematical formulas and data algorithms to generate art, specifically using code scripts created in R.
The first time I stumbled upon math art in R was when I saw the phyllotaxis patterns project on DataCamp created by the Mathematician A. Chinchón last year sometime. He maintains an extensive blog Fronkonstin where he regularly publishes new math art projects. He provides all the scripts he uses and encourages his readers to create their own art using these scripts.
I have started to mess around with several of these math art concepts and mashed-up many ideas from around the internet. I am not a mathematician, but I can use R and entertain myself with these scripts to create all sorts of interesting restults. Yes, I am that kind of nerd… LOL!
I have slowly progressed to writing R “art” code completely by myself as well! Those will be featured on the blog in future posts.
Phyllotaxis in Cacti
In botany, phyllotaxis or phyllotaxy is the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem (from Ancient Greek phýllon “leaf” and táxis “arrangement”). Phyllotactic spirals form a distinctive class of patterns in nature.
Some early scientists—notably, Leonardo da Vinci—made observations of the spiral arrangements of plants. In 1754, Charles Bonnet observed that the spiral phyllotaxis of plants were frequently expressed in both clockwise and counter-clockwise golden ratio series. Mathematical observations of phyllotaxis followed with Karl Friedrich Schimper and his friend Alexander Braun’s 1830 and 1830 work, respectively; Auguste Bravais and his brother Louis connected phyllotaxis ratios to the Fibonacci sequence in 1837.
I originally created these collages from free photos on Pixabay to sell at my design eShop on Zazzle, but I have since closed my store there as I felt that they were ripping-off our designer community – so I left and started anew on Teepublic. These collages do not vibe with aRtVerse’s reincarnation and thus I made them available here as free design resources!