Asterisk Painting

asterisk painting complete

Asterisk Painting is programmed to create a series of asterisks by repeatedly printing the number of milliseconds that have passed since the painting started. If left to run by itself it will do so; however, when started on a system with other threads running in the background delays external to my artwork may make the asterisks look more like spots and the painting may resemble the work of certain other overly-litigious artists.

One of a series of one-hour text sketches.

Asterisk Painting is featured in Aesthetic Programming: A Handbook of Software Studies by Winnie Soon and Geoff Cox.