The 16-element triangle was originally created in March 2013 as a testbed for LED control algorithms and fabrication techniques to produce highly uniform and discrete panels of light within a laser-cut sculpture.
Triangle Attractor is a generative algorithm based on this triangular form. Bundles of glowing particles fade into existence to be immediately drawn to three attraction points at the corners of the piece. The forces from these competing gravitational attractors chaotically separate the particle bundle, until the algorithm loses interest and the cycle ends. Colors are sampled from a photo taken at the High Desert Test Sites. Negative space in the sculpture is made tangible by a set of triangular plastic cut-outs from each layer.