Undulating landscape

Unique pen plotted generative art, each a 1 of 1.

Rolling hills, but drawn by a robot.


The computer sees maths, the eye sees hills. Possibly helped by picking a green metallic pen to really lean into that hill look. I guess if I picked blue it would have been waves.

Working with metallic inks is always a pain, this is been plotted three times, each pass of the pen leaves more of the green pigment behind (the first couple of passes as the ink soaking into the black paper). What you end up with a beautiful plot that really shines, in a way that's near impossible to capture with a photo.

This plot comes from a handful of test plots where I was trying out some new code. The first couple were, frankly, rubbish, this is where "Trevor" the pen plotting robot finally caught onto something good.

  • 📆 28th June 2021
  • 🏆 Random open edition
  • 🖋 Uni-ball Signo um-120
  • ğŸŽ¨ Uni-ball Metallic Green
  • 📄 A3 Fabriano Black Black 300gsm hot pressed - 29.7 × 42.0cm, 11.7 × 16.5in
  • 🤖 AxiDraw V3/A3 pen plotter
  • 💻 Javascript SVG @revdancatt
  • ğŸ‘¨â€ğŸŽ¨ Original © Daniel Catt 2021
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Signed and dated on the front, shipped flat without the frame.

Special Instructions

The ink used in this work is archival-ink, light-fast and fade-resistant, the paper is acid-free and also fade-resistant. That said, it's still probably wise to frame it and hang it somewhere out of direct sunlight.