The correlation between artificial neural networks and process art is the stimulus for this series of prints.
In 1994 Andreas Zell explained artificial neural networks:
“An artificial neural network is a network of simple elements called artificial neurons which receive input, change their internal state (activation) according to that input, and produce output depending on the input and activation.
An artificial neuron mimics the working of a biophysical with inputs and outputs, but is not a biological model.
The network forms by connecting the output of certain neurons to the input of other neurons forming a directed, weighted graph. The weights as well as the functions that compute activation can be modified by a process which is governed by a learning rule.”
My Neural Net series in based on concepts used in the design of neural networks used for artificial intelligence in games. Each set of prints uses a specific tiling to locate the nodes and the connections between nodes. Each print is developed by drawing and redrawing the connections until some become more “weighted” and form a network. Each sheet is printed through a process of multiple passes through the printer to build layers of color to reinforce the connections. The color layers mix as each layer is printed on top of other layers so that each print is a unique monoprint.
Archival Pigment Prints
40″ x 54″