Saturday, February 13, 2010

Numbers Generate Beauty

These images are created with codes and numbers, programmed in Adobe Flash software. Erik Natzke uses programming to create his tools and pick the colors in order to generate the final image. Some compare Erik to a sculptor than a painter. A painter starts with a blank canvas, whereas Erik would change, alter, and strip the codes in order to modify the outcome of the shapes and colors. Using nature as his subject matter, his work consist a great spectrum of colors and saturation. Erik Natzke stated, "The creative process is not confined to the programming room, or to moments when he contemplates nature. Rather, it is a continuous lending and borrowing of shapes, patterns, colors, processes and dynamic between the material and immaterial worlds. Form follows nature."

Erik is an interactive designer. He studied Communication Design at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.