• Ellen Thomas
Blueprint embraces the relationship and parallels between art and science, creating compositions through the mathematical principles of logic that underpin life.

Exploring analogies between DNA and computer code, UVA have created the Blueprint series; works that pair genetics and code as the blueprints of artificial and natural systems. As the work slowly changes over time, patterns fluctuate between varying degrees of complexity. Blueprint uses the basic concepts of evolution to create an ever-transitioning image. With cells literally transferring their genes to their adjoining others, colour flows like paint across the canvas.

Drawing up a unique colourful composition every minute, Blueprint presents the unlimited outcome that results from a single algorithm; a single set of rules.
Blueprint I and Blueprint II are now installed in the lobby of 3737 Market Street at the University City Science Center, Philadelphia.

With thanks to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), Percent for Art committee and Wexford and Vick Art Advisors.