Bridges 2012 Short Paper
Images and Illusions from Orthogonal Pairs of Ellipses
(Proceedings pages 447–448)
In this paper I create planar images using lists of pairs of
orthogonal ellipses with a common center (POEs) as the single graphic
element. Changing attributes of the POEs such as size, color,
position, rotational orientation, and excentricity using linear and
trigonometric functions gives rise to a wide spectrum of images.
Some combinations of parameters appear to produce abstractions of
three-dimensional organic creatures and of phantastic assemblages
that might have come out of the Burgess Shale in Alberta, Canada.