Below is a programmatic response to the Barbara Hepworth exhibition currently at the Tate Britain. I've always been struck with the similarities between Hepworth's forms and the mathematical models which I used to look at in the Science Museum as a kid. The recent retrospective of Hepworth's works at the Tate makes quite a point of this influence. String being pulled between points along the curve and the barely tangible geometry which results. Curves and lines suggested by the intersection of straight lines. I got home tonight and wanted to try to code something to emulate it. The below is a very simple response to the work, to be developed more fully to incorporate the kind of arced lines which Hepworth utilises in her forms. I just wanted to get this out of my system first!
Click/touch and drag to draw a line. You can toggle between which lines you're drawing below. You can also set the complexity of the grid using the slider.