Kay Johns 1
Generative art is not an art movement or ideology, it is mainly known or thought of asa process, yet artists utilize this method for a number of different reasons. This paperwill attempt to question and explore generative art by looking at some of the motivesbehind this practice. Beginning by giving a brief exploration of generative art, beforelooking at how this method may simulate nature by discussing chaos theory and itsrelationship to specific styles using this method. Subsequently discovering if using agenerative process has been essential to the meaning within the artist's work, bylooking at works through the featured artists via interviews collected predominantlyfor this paper; in conjunction with exploring leading writers in this field.Although generative art can be utilized as a process or tool. I hope this paper willexpress how it can also be a fundamental element that artist's employ, thusexpressing how generative methods can hold the essence and meaning within theartwork.
Generative Art, Essence, Simulation, Nature, Process, Chaos Theory.