Patched Paradise, 2023
The artist describes the work as 'patches of code hand stitched together; for loops, rectangles, if statements, and randomness,' referencing the recurring theme in Anna Lucia's work that seeks the tension between computer science concepts and traditionally feminine crafts, such as textile work. It suggests that working with code has a material character for the artist and can be likened to craftsmanship. Using "hand stitched" may imply an element of following intuition in the construction of the work rather than following a systematic structure or technique. These ideas come together upon examination of the variety of outputs where rectangles overlap in a balancing act between following a strict grid and improvisational placement.
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