DMA, Dessins Mécaniques Aléatoires
(Aleatory Mechanical Drawings)

For sale in the boutique here:

Archival ink on giclée print. Acid-free 300g Montval Canson paper.

The DMA_eq drawings are randomly generated following the RG_eq protocol. To create the drawings, I use two machines: a large-format plotter and a CNC. The protocol works as follows:

– A P5JS script generates a random gradient using 2, 3, or 4 colors.
– A second P5JS script creates a dynamic/irregular grid and fills each cell with a geometric shape. For each shape, the position, rotation, and hatch are chosen at random. I use 6 different hatch types: 0°, 90°, 45°, -45°, cross 0/90°, and cross 45/-45°.
– In Inkscape, the gradient is clipped into the background of each of the shapes.
– The clipped gradient is printed with the plotter.
– Depending on the size of the drawing, the hatch is sent either to the Axidraw or to the CNC and traced with a fine-liner pen on top of the gradient.

There are different sizes available: 16×24 cm, 33×50 cm y 40×65 cm (6.3×9.4 inches, 13×19.6 inches, and 15.7×25.6 inches).

The EQVILIBRIVM collection will be made available on November 30th at 8pm (Paris time) here: www.eltono.com/boutique/

Process pictures:

Video by Romain Baudry:

Thanks a lot to Romain Baudry for the video and to the Carton family for the plotter!