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This artwork is born from a collaboration with @LeLapinMignon. The generative piece is plotted with a fountain pen robot drawing a 73 meter-long curve on a watercolor gradient and then digitally enhanced. Curious exploration of different mediums, from physical to digital.

Beginning April 2022, I was at NFC Lisbon conference and met with @LeLapinMignon, a French artist who is making "Augmented Watercolour" art work. She gaves me a watercolor gradient base that I could use and experiment using pen plotting techniques.

On Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, a live stream on Twitch happened, where I coded a generative program, curated one result out of many possibilites, and then used the AxiDraw plotter to plot it with a fountain pen filled with Diamine Aurora Borealis ink.

This was a cool experience, interactive with the chat too, and the plotter slowly revealed the creation, tracing one 73-meters-long curve for an hour!

Later on, @LeLapinMignon finalized the work with her Augmented Watercolor magic and produced this mesmerizing result. This was such a cool experiment, I am thrilled by this collaboration and the possibilites of mixing digital and physical art.

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,...