Algorithms, mathematics and datasets underpin the work of South African architect-turned-artist, Vaughn Horsman. His enthusiasm is palpable as he explains the process of taking an idea, developing it into data, then manipulating it to create an object of beauty. A CNC router converts his digital designs to sculptural forms: following lines of code from a computer, it carves into timber, metal, canvas or acrylic.
To produce the soothing, organic, contours of Section 102, Horsman created an algorithm to represent the way natural forms grow - a tree might grow towards an attractor, sunshine, or away from another element, wind, and it will show the history of its life through its trunk rings.
Hedge, issue 34, April 2015, pp67-76