“Anhedra” is a generative art collection that I created for GEN.ART. For this collection I was inspired by the process through which minerals (and rocks) are created, especially when growth occurs in a competitive environment and different minerals collide and form fascinating arrangements together. However, instead of having different atomic elements to grow, Anhedra uses a wide variety of color palettes, and sometimes goes beyond how processes would happen within nature, combining both the digital and organic.
While exploring some ‘color coordination’ when I playing around with shapes placed in grids I stumbled upon a fascinating result where big “color streaks” had grown across the grid. When my partner said it reminded him of microscope images of slowly cooled metals (from his work), I investigated further and found an interesting similarity between the way minerals and rocks in general form and my approach to the growth of colors.
I decided to dive into this and explore the many different ways I could let my colors “grow”; straight, angled, radial, along almost digital lines, and more, which eventually turned into the “Anhedra” collection that was released on GEN.ART. There are still mints available for GEN.ART members. You can also purchase one from OpenSea.
You can find more about the inspiration, the algorithm, and/or see all the visual styles, options, color palettes, and more that are spread throughout Anhedra in my extensive write-up.