Automatic Abstracts (2019). In this work I automate the generation and the selection of abstract painting compositions and paint the composition with a desktop robotic arm. The paintings are inspired by abstract expressionist paintings focusing on colors and mark-making. The background was painted by hand and a robotic arm responds with brush strokes layered on top. Using a classifier to pick the best compositions, the highest ranked compositions align to the design and highlight the background curves as well as create interesting color combinations.
More information about this work can be found here: https://joannehastie.com/project/automaticabstracts/