Drawing nearly every day since the age of 9, Debbie Clapper (gneural) is an artist, muralist, and [recovering] designer focused on hand-drawn patterns inspired by op art and graffiti. Lifelong musician and long-time technologist Justin Gitlin (Cacheflowe) is a multidisciplinary creative executor focused on building interactive physical spaces, primarily with software. Having been in each other's orbit for over 15 years, Debbie and Justin have finally made the years-long intention to collaborate a reality.
Our piece represents a merging of our disparate disciplines and mutual love of iterative patterns, polygons, and op art. By exploring and analyzing the underlying systems that bring Debbie's work to life, we built a custom shape generator that mimics a small set of her illustration techniques but allows for infinite variations. After iterating on animation styles, integrating hand-drawn textures, and parameterizing the thousands of decisions made by our code every second, we arrived at a self-drawing system that reflects Debbie's distinguished and organic graphic style.
- Snowmass Village
- The Collective