The author’s interest in lace was sparked by its graphical nature and because it reminded the artist of an image created by computer algorithms, full of repeated elements that are characteristically enmeshed. This association helped to shape the experiment’s objective: to break the lace down into components and recompile the elements into new random compositions as if done by computer software.
In the first stage of the experiment, this interpretation’s author created a detailed, precise reconstruction of the lace’s original ornament.
Following that, she picked out and stylized the ornament’s principal components.
Afterwards, using the created elements, the artist obtained a series of random ornamental compositions that imitated the possible results of the computer algorithm’s actions.
The last step of the experiment was to change the colors of the ornaments. Just like the idea of the graphics itself, the color was chosen through association with the images created by computer algorithms (as some of them are created in oversaturated psychedelic colors).
Such “naive” interpretation – a human-made imitation of generative graphics – enables one to look at the age-old lace ornament in a completely new way: even redrawn as the exact double, but with the loss of the textural perception and changed color, it becomes completely different and affects the viewers differently as it is now futuristic, energetic and slightly hypnotizing.
Principal features of interpretation:
Composition: Changed, the elements are recompiled into new compositions because that was precisely the idea – to create “random” compositions from original elements.
Rhythmicity: Preserved but updated thanks to the changes in composition.
Palette: Preserved in a part of interpretation and then changed to something conceptually different (from black to rainbow) to better elucidate the concept.
Depth / Relief: Partially preserved, as by means of preserving the effect of “thread” interlacing a sense of minimal depth is preserved in the new ornament.