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P-82, "Polystaple", plotter drawing ink on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 1971



© 1971 by Manfred Mohr



About the algorithm:
A curve between two straight lines is formed by dispersed random points and smoothed by a 3rd degree spline function. The curve is defined by parallel vertical lines above and parallel horizontal lines below. The curve is then divided into 10 equal parts and randomly rotated in 90 degree intervals. This is repeated for each of the 10 lines, thus forming a 10x10 matrix of elements.

First published:
Buchleiter/Mohr Murle/Treiber, Katalog Kunstverein Pforzheim 1972
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Drawings Dessins Zeichnungen Dibujos", Galerie Weiller, Paris and Galerie Gilles Gheerbrant, Montreal, 1974