Recently I have begun exploring visual art using algorithms - generative art. While my methods are rather crude, I find some of the output pleasing.

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Unlike some generative artists, I currently use no mathematical algorithms aside from random number generators. The effects I get come from the management of parameters and limits provided to the random number generator. Through these parameters (and gradual improvement/modification of my algorithm that drives the drawing), I can find patterns that feel more natural - more human - than purely mathematical formulas. While I find the math-based art attractive, it feels more like visual representations of math.

My goal is to find that balance between complexity and repetitive patterns that is pleasing but not dull.

Mike Teter generative art example