At the time of this painting’s creation, I was working at a local middle school as an art teacher, but in a math classroom teaching graphing basics. This inspired me to use the concept of graphing in my own work. After drawing a grid on the canvas, I used a random number generator to decide which x- and y- coordinate I would be addressing, and a random hex-code generator to decide which color would fill it in. I wanted to create a work that was arranged randomly, so I did not allow myself to curate any color or spatial combinations. This resulted in interesting color combinations that I would never have compiled deliberately.
Hex was the initial creation, following this completely random composition. Hex-2, however, was created using the hex codes that were generated for Hex and then put into a spreadsheet and sorted alphanumerically and this is what resulted in the more organized distribution of color.