Originally posted 3/5/2014
Each work in this series comprised of two or more individual abstract marks. Composition, i.e the specific points at which the marks are placed within the confines of the picture plane, is randomised in order to reduce the degree to which the completed work is a result of aesthetic and design decisions made by the author.
Both the number of marks that go to make up the painting and their location within the boundry of the support’s surface are determined using a random number generator. The number of strokes is decided simply by asking the generator to select a figure between 2 and 10. The location of the marks is then prescribed by breaking the support up into a milimetre grid and plotting points by retrieving a pair of coordinates based on the painting’s width and height.