A Scheme Not Of This World 201130 002


Unique, original ApeiroPattern generative artwork, signed by Alex Russell.
Archive-quality, one-off print on acid-free paper. Unframed.
16 cm (w) x 16 cm (h) print area (approx.) on 21.0 cm (w) x 29.7 cm (h) paper.

Postage and packaging (tracked, insured, signed-for): UK £9.00 – Europe £13.50 – Rest of world £18.00.
Please note that customers from Europe or Rest of world are liable for any additional taxes, duties or customs fees that may be charged by their country.

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Artwork details

One-off, original ApeiroPattern generative art print, created with a unique run of code.  Hand-signed by Alex Russell below and to the right of the main image. (The signature shown here is for illustration only). Title printed below and to the left.
Professionally gicleé printed in the UK using Canon imagePROGRAF printers and archival 12 colour LUCIA ink. The paper is acid-free Hahnemühle 310gsm Photo Rag.
Supplied unframed.
Run date: 30 Nov 2020. Run number: 002. Sub-cell size: 560 px. Cell dimensions: 1 by 1. Sub-cell dimensions: 3 by 3. Run-time: 00 hrs 32 mins 52 secs. Number of library images: 216.

Postage and packaging details

Packaged flat, in acid-free cellophane bag within cardboard sheets and envelope.
Sent tracked, insured and requiring signature: UK £9.00 – Europe £13.50 – Rest of world £18.00 (costs are added in localised currency at Checkout).
For orders of more than one print, the shipping cost will be as for single-most expensive item. The packaging will be as for the largest print. For example, an A4 print and an A2 print will ship flat in the UK or in a tube to Europe/Rest of world, at the shipping cost of a single A2 order.
Please note that customers from Europe or Rest of world are liable for any additional taxes, duties or customs fees that may be charged by their country.

A Scheme Not Of This World

A Scheme Not Of This World is a collection of generative artworks. Created by Alex Russell, it uses a system called ApeiroPattern. The system has two parts. Firstly, there is a computer programme (code). Secondly, there is a library of scans of hand-made images.  The code models a range of pattern-making and compositional rules. These are developed from methods used in a range of creative processes, including textile design, graphic design and fine art. When the code runs, it uses the rules to arrange the library images. Every new run creates a unique ApeiroPattern artwork.

The visual inspiration for A Scheme Not Of This World comes from maps and aerial photography, especially the abstract patterns within cartography or landscapes. The code transforms the hand-made content into complex images of imaginary topographies. Across the collection, there are also parallels with the idea of musical variation.  The outputs play with the theme, sharing some qualities, yet each has its own unique identity.

More details

You can find out more about the development of this ApeiroPattern generative art print on the A Scheme Not Of This World and ApeiroPattern pages. If you’d like to know a bit more about generative art, here’s a good place to start.

Additional information

Weight 0.023 kg
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.0 × 0.05 cm


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