Plotter drawing ink on paper
19.75 x 19.75 in / 50 x 50 cm
Typical of his early algorithmic work, this piece links line to language, process and conceptual systems. Mohr calculated the image using a program that he authored in the FORTRAN language. With a choice of different line characteristics, an alphabet of randomly generated elements is created.
The concept for this drawing, specifically, introduces Mohr’s idea of an abstract text or script. Its imagery is composed using the following algorithmic elements: horizontal, vertical, 45 degree lines, square waves, zig-zags, and various probabilities for line widths and lengths. The elements are arranged in a horizontal direction and have a high probability to move from left to right, with limited probability for backtrack.