This project continues in the spirit of Patchwork Saguaros in depicting the desert plants that are representative of Southwest Arizona where I grew up. Opuntia is the genus of plants commonly known as the "prickly pear" cactus, which is a common fixture in the fauna of the Sonoran desert.
Optunia explores the output variety in a short form series that can be seen just in playing with the generative textures created by layering and glitching stippled dots depicting the same subject matter. Each of the 18 tokens shares the same palette and the same composition, varying just in texture and arrangement of color.
Algorithmic edition of 18
50% of the artist sales proceeds for Opuntia will be directly sent to GiveDirectly (https://www.givedirectly.org/), a non-profit that sends money directly to the worlds poorest and most in need.
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