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Take Root

technologies. p5.js, GLSL


releaseSeptember 13, 2022, Verse.Works (

Take Root is a generative artwork depicting the beauty and fragility of a seedling just as it has emerged from the ground, in the rain.  

“It represents to me my own ongoing flourishing as an artist and the vulnerability, excitement, and pure potential therein.  While the aesthetics, coloring, style, and content of the piece are highly intentional… a certain amount of randomness has been incorporated, representing the unpredictability of the environment that we (and nature) must contend with as we grow, and how it shapes us.”

The artwork is generated in pure code using Javascript and a GLSL shader, aiming to mimic a photograph of a real seedling, using only (thousands of) ellipses and (a few) blurs.

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