Below My House Family

the below my house family was completed on may 2, 2018. it’s the fifth family in the ongoing art breeding experiment, in which i choose two parent art pieces, destroy them and mix together their fragments, and rebuild them as new child pieces.

the below my house family is a first-generation set. this means the child pieces are reconstructed from parents that have never been previously bred. you can learn more about the terminology of this project in my glossary of art breeding terms.

the parent drawings

i selected these two drawings as parents because they shared a few things in common: i used the exact same shade of grey for some of the shading in each of them, and they both used a somewhat complementary jagged line style. because of these attributes, i knew i could blend them together effectively in new pieces.

from left to right their names are real below and My House IV.

when i breed a set of art pieces, i create a name for the family based on two things:

  1. some reference to both of the parent names
  2. the vibe i get from how the child pieces turned out

this way i preserve some of the history in the name itself.

i cut the originals into about 150 hexagon pieces and reassembled them into the two new drawings you’re about to see.

the child drawings

there were no new variations introduced in this family. the two parents yielded two children. the parent drawings were each 9″ x 12″, and the child drawings are the same dimensions, but vertically oriented.