WE ARE ALL SNOWFLAKES
“We Are All Snowflakes” was a project I created for Kadenze, Inc. to promote several of their creative technology classes and serve as a fun, interactive gift for all the members during the holiday season.
Build your own snowflake:
Essentially, a single grammar is generated and the system performs various search and replace functions to take a small pattern and transform it into an l-system. Then it begins drawing one point at a time. This in itself would only generate a single line, however, with some mirroring and rotation, we get the crystalline structure of a snowflake.
While researching snowflakes, I found the amazing work of Kenneth G. Libbrecht, a Professor of Physics at CalTech. Professor Libbrecht has done fascinating research on snowflakes and even grows his own. The color palette was heavily inspired by his own fine art photography of snowflakes. Sampling his color palette, I created a random gradient and color palette generator to parallel the overall visual aesthetic.
There is also a draw mode that allows users to draw their own snowflake and save it if they wish.