Cellular Automata: Rule 30

Cellular Automata: Rule 30

Artist: Lesley Turner

Title: Cellular Automata: Rule 30

Attribution: Cellular Automata: Rule 30, 2011, Lesley Turner

Year: 2011

Materials: Hemp, rayon, wool , cotton

Dimensions: 35" h x 21" w

Image Statement: Women’s creative output is under-represented in most galleries and museums. Traditionally their work has been sacrificed to protect and care for others. These towels are a metaphor for women’s work and are intended to be displayed alongside a mountain landscape painting. Physicists and biologists work with 256 rules that govern the reproduction of life forms. By using Rule 30 as a knitting pattern it generated a mountain landscape reminiscent of the Rocky Mountains.