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FOCUS by Matto

Art Blocks Collection: Presents

Heritage Art Blocks Collection: Factory

Project Description: FOCUS is the second project in my ‘Zenerative’ series of Zen-inspired generative art, following Ensō.

The algorithm can produce interactive pieces that are elegantly minimal as well as artworks featuring complex patterns that explore visual illusions and artificial space. FOCUS outputs span three responsive aspect ratios, each of which have three possibilities for the central shape - or focus. Drawing inspiration from the Zen art tradition of doing more with less, the limited palette consists of black, white, and five colors. This palette both constrains possible outcomes and allows the creation of unique perceptual interactions. Except in extremely rare scenarios, each piece can provide a wide variety of visual experiences through its interactive features: use up and down arrows to adjust the pattern recursion factor, left and right arrows to adjust the midpoint count, ‘h’ to hide or show the central shape, and ‘s’ to save.

As a gift to my collectors, FOCUS has a free-to-claim, 100% on-chain, generative SVG companion project called deFOCUSed. (Thank you!)

Oct 2021
Creator earnings