Joanne Hastie

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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.

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