Blot — animation by artist Martin Wattenberg.

"In 1997 I began experimenting with software art. The the original site held these early efforts, including the animated inkblot shown at left. Some applets were purely whimsical, such as an optical-illusion 3D animation. Others were parts of larger projects. The signature animated inkblot adorned the first page and came from a series of conversations with Marek Walczak about visual language."

These prints are generated with the original code written in 1997.

The Inkblots — Endless Edition → 17" x 24" → $150

Artist Statement

Martin Wattenberg is a computer scientist
and artist.

"My work focuses on visual explorations of culturally significant data. I'm constantly seeking new ways to represent information to create connection, insight, narrative and beauty. A particular interest is using visual tools to foster collaboration and collective discovery."

Introducing the Endless Edition

The inkblots are randomized and rendered by artist Martin Wattenberg in an infinite array of patterns so that each print is unique. The inkblots are archival museum quality and imaged to 100% cotton rag paper and signed by the artist. Framed in black or silver. Custom framing is available on request.

A recent article at Medium by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas humorously explores what happens when artificial intelligence takes the Rorschach inkblot test.