Fangz Museum #20 – Inconvergent

Inconvergent is a generative art project from Anders Hoff. Taken directly from the website, Inconvergent is:

“a generative art project by Anders Hoff. The project explores the interesting—and complex—behavior you can get from systems consisting of simple rules. The project also explores how to use algorithms to create aesthetic compositions, structures and textures.
Inspiration for the project ranges from natural phenomena, geometry and mathematics, to architecture and writing systems.”

Anders Hoff, Inconvergent.net

Hoff’s work in the Inconvergent project has a very heavy focus on patterns, and using these pattern structures to produce works of generative artwork. Various pattern types that can be found in this experimentation include: lightening, leaves, mountains and river formations.

Below you can see some examples of Hoff’s work from the Inconvergent project. Included are a mix of both digital and plot artworks.

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I think what I like most about Hoff’s artwork is how systematic it is. You can clearly see that each piece has a set of rules that it’s sticking to and working with, but also at the same time producing unexpected results.

As well as including Hoff’s exploration of generative artwork, Inconvergent.net also includes a number of learning resources and a large, in-depth essay written by Anders Hoff himself.

If you’re interesting in learning more about generative art and (roughly) how it works, please check out What is Generative Art? And how does it work?

I highly recommend that you keep up to date with Anders and the Inconvergent project. Links to where this project can be found are below.