Eurydice’s Song has a nod to Hilma Af Klint and Sonia Delaunay, but is mainly inspired by the multitude of artists and designers from all over the world who made abstract work a long time before it was “invented” by some white men in Europe (it’s probably hypocritical for a white, European male to say that). Celebrating colour and pattern, the code works with a library of hand-made abstract paintings and a carefully crafted palette. The colour space the code uses (HSB) doesn’t map linearly onto the way humans perceive colour. (For example, it gives a disproportionately large space to greens in comparison to other hues.) Alex has coded a new colour space that gives a more balanced palette. The code is written in Processing, running on a PC powered by electricity from 100% sustainable sources.
All Eurydice’s Song prints are archive quality, professionally giclée printed in the UK on acid-free, museum paper. Alex Russell hand-signs each one.