turmites.art started as an experiment. I’m not the best person to tell you if it’s art or not, but it feels like it to me, in the sense that there’s a message in my works, I want to communicate ideas and start conversations.
As I kept working on the code and configuration options to generate these works, what started as “take a mathematical object and make it look pleasing to the eye”, turned into a technique to generate interesting, unusual and beautiful patterns.
So, I decided to work on some patterns that would look nice on fabric and wallpapers and l find out how these patterns can be monetised on line. It seems that there is a whole world out there that I ignored, with services that allow you to sell or license patterns to manufacturers of crafters, print your own fabrics and everything in between.
After doing some basic research, and I decided to go with Spoonflower as their model is better for me: you upload your work, they will sell it on items like fabric, napkins, wallpapers and you get a commission on each sale.
So here is my first pattern on Spoonflower: Forest 01 (follow link to see more).