Vinyl Impression N°1
This piece is the first piece of a series of pen plotter pieces that draws inspiration from the aesthetics of vinyl records, where music is etched into grooves. I used a parallel pen to meticulously create closely-drawn black curved lines. Depending on the curve of the line, the pen orientation either draws highlights with thin parallel lines, simulating light effects on the vinyl, or a subtle overlap creates dark areas that replicate the grooves found on vinyl records. Thanks to the plotting process, the digital generative piece is transformed into an analog artwork by the inherent randomness of the process. The ink density and the paper beautifully replicate the appearance and imperfections of vinyl.
I spent a very long time fine-tuning the technique for this piece, from the generative part to the plotting process. I've failed so many paper sheets 🤬 I just lost count.