From Pixels to Ink: Plotter Art by Michelle Chandra

Inspired by the natural world, drawn with a pen plotter!

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Meet the artist - Michelle Chandra

I started Dirt Alley Design just off a dirt alley in San Francisco in 2018. I make generative art - that's a fancy way of saying geometric pattern is my jam! I draw each print to order using a robotic drawing machine. All of my designs are inspired by patterns found in the natural world.

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CMYK All the Pens
CMYK All the Pens

One of my favorite printing processes to explores is CMYK, where the overlap of cyan, magenta and yellow ink layers creates all the colors of the rainbow. 

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Elements of Art: Shape and the Phyllotaxis Spiral
Elements of Art: Shape and the Phyllotaxis Spiral

One of the main design elements I enjoy exploring in my generative art are shapes, whether regular geometric forms such as circles and polygons, or irregular geographic contours.

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