- An interview with canvas.51
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canvas.51, a generative artist living in Arizona, shares about his upcoming collection, Data Structures, dropping on Forma on Friday, 10.15.21 at 1pm ET. The collection will have 512 pieces available to mint at 0.09eth each.
How did you discover and start creating generative art?
What’s the inspiration behind Data Structures?
Data Structures is inspired by my fascination for fractals and chaotic systems, as well as some of the chemistry courses I was required to take in college. The contract mechanics also inspired ideas about how the designs can interact with the blockchain.
Can you explain the contract mechanic that your project uses? How does the contract mechanic enhance the art/collection?
This project utilizes the transaction hash as well as the Burn-to-Upgrade mechanic, which allows multiple designs to be burned so that a new, higher complexity design is generated. This contract mechanic inspired me to add virtual genetics to the designs which get passed on to new designs. This makes the designs responsive, rather than purely random.
What are your ambitions as a generative artist?
I hope to see generative techniques playing a bigger role in the STEM curriculum. One of the main reasons I’m getting my degree is so that I can translate some of the STEM concepts I’ve learned into visual designs and inspire visual learners. I also plan to use generative/procedural techniques to help design skate parks that are fun, modern, safe, and inspired by physics. I see skating as a beautiful form of art that is highly influenced by geometry and physics, and it gets people of all ages outside interacting with each other and nature.
What else should we know about you?
About me: I live in Arizona, and I am currently studying engineering and design in college and am in my last semester of an associate of science degree. My favorite pastimes are skateboarding, gardening, creative coding, and spending time with friends/family.
Where can collectors follow your work and learn more?
Currently most of my work can be found on Instagram. But I am on a few more platforms which can be found on my linktree.
- Date of publication:
- Thu, 10/14/2021 - 08:59
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