Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cellular Automata

Cellular Automata; Rule 110

Cellular Automata: Rule 30

These are the 2 works I entered in this year's faculty exhibition.
They were inspired by the work of  knitter Debbie New - one of Canada's best - in her book 'Unexpected Knitting, published by Schoolhouse Press, 2003.
Cellular Automata are systems governed by simple rules to produce snow flakes, to determine how cells divide, and to generate molecular structures.
These rules can be applied to knitting to produce self generating patterns, each rule producing a different pattern.
These utility towels remind us cellular automata systems are at work in our daily lives.

I used a hand spun linen/rayon (dark) and a wool/hemp (light) in a fair isle technique.
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