March 10th

Ruined Crow

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Something about the curve of that not pipe reminded me of the curves in Audubon's birds. This ruined image started out as Audubon's American Crow, 1861.

Not Triangles

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March 9th


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March 8th

Ruining Rothko

After my experience ruining squares, I wondered if images of color field paintings could be ruined with triangles even with no sharply defined structure. So I tried the same thing with some images of paintings by Mark Rothko.

Here are the three I picked: No. 61 (Rust and Blue), 1953. White Over Red, 1957. And No. 46 (Black, Ochre, Red Over Red), 1957.

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And here they are ruined with Python:

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Living Tone

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accordion time #meinSchatz

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March 5th


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March 4th

  • Frank Chimero's Webstock talk about the edgeless, collapsing, and rearranging web: "More technology only amplifies the problems created by an abundance of it."

March 1st

coast morning

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February 28th

Yaquina Bay Bridge

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Ruined Squares

I've been having fun lately generating triangles with Python, as you do. And the other day I stumbled across one of Josef Albers' Homage to the Square. My first thought was, "Wow, the colors." My second thought was, "Those should be triangles."

I went to Google Images and searched for Josef Albers Homage to the Square and picked three at random: Ascending, 1953. Glow, 1966. And Soft Spoken, 1969.

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Then I ruined them with computers by turning everything into triangles:

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You might want to take a look at some non-ruined versions of Homage to the Square, like Impossibles from 1931 or this one from 1967.

stars in trees

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tree blooms

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mini host

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February 26th

February 24th

waking up

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February 22nd

river rock

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river trees

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February 19th


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February 17th


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February 15th

purple morning

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