Wild Growth

Chang Liu

"Wild Growth" is a generative portrait drawing artwork that allows people stand in front of web-camera and see their artistic portraits form as growth of natural plants.



This is a playful interactive project which is an interactive processing that generating a drawing by analyzing live video. My inspiration is jackson pollock. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. In term of technological part, I use Processing as my tool. I combined two parts which are camera analyzing system and visual part(particles system). All the colors is be picked by live camera “eye”. That means what it sees, and what it draws. It reminds me to take my computer go to natural environment, or face to a picture or a video, or put in front of a viewer as if draw a quick portrait paint. Therefore, I take it to somewhere and get those random screen still pictures.


Introduction to Computational Media