Robert Walden – Ontological Roadmaps

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Ontological Surveillance Maps – Robert Walden

Robert Walden’s drawings are overt process based recordings of labour intensive mark making journeys, which result in his Ontological Road and Surveillance Maps. Using ink, pencil and acrylic on paper his city structures move from linearity and order and gradually transform organically into urban sprawls. The cellular nature of these drawings, not surprisingly, also implies biological entities with tendrils, lichen colonies or even tree bark – nature’s little cities. Yet again these kinds of procedural drawings hint at universal pattern formulae generated by loop-based self-organising principles.

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2 Responses to “Robert Walden – Ontological Roadmaps”

  1. rb.log» Blog Archive » dataisnature.com » Robert Walden - Ontological Roadmaps writes:

    [...] aps October 2nd, 2008 by rbanks Really love these images. I’ve started playing with slightly more abstract pen-and-ink images as the basis for a new set [...]

  2. chris writes:

    These are wonderful images. Maps are the most interesting thing that I look at these days.

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