"The idea becomes a machine that makes the art."
Variations & 50 Lines are interactive conceptual art installations created by Kevin McVey that invite viewers to explore the subtle beauty of geometry and take home a copy of their work.
Sol Lewitt (1965)
Viewers of Variations and 50 Lines are put in control of simple tools that create unique and stunning pieces of visual media based upon predefined rules.
seeks harmony amongst algorithmically generated regular polygons &
turns figure to field through repetition of lines in familiar patterns
On the web, viewers can share their creations by using the automatically updating parameter list stored in the pieces' URLs. When installed, viewers can print out their creations on-site to take home for safe-keeping.
; and frames + displays hand-picked from a local Goodwill.
Both Variations and 50 Lines were demoed at the 2015 Amazon Maker Expo and received an enthusiastic response from adult makers and their children alike. In the spirit of Conceptual Art, the source code for these pieces can be found on the artist's github