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Floccular Portraits

1999 | Golan Levin

Floccular Portraits

Floccular Portraits (1999). In the Floccular Portrait system, filaments drawn by the user of Floccus are buffeted by forces derived from a hidden but underlying photograph. Light-colored filaments are attracted to bright regions of the photograph, while dark filaments are attracted to dark regions. I used these simple rules to coalesce piles of casual scribbles into several portraits of my colleagues. The results are wispy, organic and sometimes unsettling transformations: chiaroscuros in hair.


Resources
More high-resolution Floccular Portraits are available in this Flickr photoset. The Floccular Portraits were inspired in part by Vik Muniz's "Pictures in Thread" (1994).

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