John Critchett

Professor of Accounting and Finance
School of Business, Madonna University
Livonia, Michigan, USA
I work in algorithmic digital art, primarily cellular automata, spirolaterals, and polyiamond tessellations. The finished product will be a digital archival print. Algorithmic art involves the use of predetermined formulas or procedures to create a design. A process of discovery is involved as the process "evolves." The artist does not necessarily know what the final product will look like. There is still room, however, for the artist to add personal touches to the work in the form of embellishments, and color patterns. The final piece, therefore, may combine the processes of discovery and creation in a way that has never been visualized before.
Six Spirals
40 x 40 cm
Digital archival print
2015
This work is a spirolateral design where the length of succeeding line segments follows the formula 2X (mod 7), and the turning angle is 120 degrees. Six triangles created by intersecting lines were shaded with unique colors, depending on the size and location of the triangles. The resulting design is a closed spirolateral where the six triangles are embedded within a larger triangle.
Nine Triangle Hexagon
40 x 40 cm
Digital archival print
2015
This work is a spirolateral design where the length of succeeding line segments follows the formula 3X (mod 8), and the turning angle is 120 degrees. Nine triangles created by intersecting lines were shaded with a unique color for each of the three triangle sizes. The resulting design is a closed spirolateral where the nine triangles are embedded within a hexagon.