I wonder what has taken me so long.
The original inspiration for Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance, after Ellsworth Kelly was to see what the work would look like with another chance. It was a very logical thing for me but i also was genuinely curious.
When I thought about arranging the colors in order, logically sorting the colors, I was giddy and then laughing.
Ordering the colors by Hue, Saturation or Brightness was easy enough, but not yet interesting enough. Then I decided to plot the sorted colors in a spiral, consistent with the approach Kelly took, a procedure I first developed for EK Spectrum colors arranged by chance V5. This made this series so much more interesting and delightful.
What surprised me was that `i could also order by color, and it yielded a very uniform result. According to the processing documentation: From a technical standpoint, colors are 32 bits of information ordered as AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGBBBBBBBB where the A’s contain the alpha value, the R’s are the red value, G’s are green, and B’s are blue. There is no alpha in these colors so they are basically ordered according to their Blue, Green, and Red values.
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