DescriptionThis illustration is based on prime numbers. I used to be a code breaker working with very large prime numbers, and I always saw something strange, beautiful and organic in their patterns or chaos. For this illustration I used a prime number algorithm to generate the 'chaos' or numeric patterns and then based on the result, illustrated around this information with a variety of graphic artifacts I created.
Bill O'Neil, Milwaukee Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement My artwork inspirations include a few odd conspirators like the chaotic influences of cryptography, prime numbers, and decay. I'm also influenced by Eames-era artifacts, retro-modern abstract art, architecture, and advertising. And all these inspirations manifest themselves in the different pieces I produce.
I really never approach my art very logically. It’s all fairly impulsive and obsessive. I just try to understand what it means when it’s complete. I like to think of my style as a super-nautural fusion of urban graffiti, mid-century modern abstracts, advertising design, and some kind of otherworldly information maps.
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