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A3 plot made with Sakura Gelly Roll 08 on Fabriano Black Black paper.

For "Lunar" theme of @sableraph's #wccchallenge of this week, I decided to revisit some minimalistic ideas: the recursive circles packing that I explored 2 years ago in plots/203.

Except this time, we would fill circle with spirals instead of drawing just the outline. I initially thought about only rendering spirals for the leaf cases of the recursion but after accidentally enabling the effect for all, I found it even more interesting to go into this moiré effect and the spiral density accumulation. The recursion have 10% chance to stop at each level, as well as a spiral have 10% change to only render a simple circle, to let the background shine through.

The beauty of plotting is that, even though the idea and the digital version is relatively simple, the physical execution have a lot of random factors that can make each plot really unique. In the present case, I had random line failures as well as pen not lifting up properly in other cases.

As a generative plotter artist, I use code to generate art (creative coding) and physically create it with pen plotters, which is itself a generative process – each physical plot is a unique variant. I love dualities, like digital vs analog physical, abstract vs figurative, orthogonal vs polar, photo vs noise,...