oil on linen with alkyd impasto, 16 x 16 inches,
Growth pattern is inspired by growth patterns throughout nature. Many growth patterns involve growth that is locally faster than diffusion or other transport phenomena. Growth creates a zone of depletion, which in turn creates a low growth ring, until the growth progresses into a new resource rich area. Rings and spirals form and are common in situations ranging from colony growth of biota, to metallurgical nanostructures, to human land use and development.
The growth pattern is quite general. It could be biological – a bacterial colony for example, or crystallization as in the banded patterns of microstructure in some metal alloys.
Painted on Linen using Weber’s resingel to create raised details.
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- The Universal laws behind growth patterns, or what Tetris can teach us about coffee stains (3quarksdaily.com)