pi pixels

digital illustration

Georges Seurat had his dots, Space Invader has his rubics cube, and I have pi. The manipulation of pixels in art has been a fascination of mine for quite some time and now I have figured out a way of converting a sequence of pi (3.1415...) into an image. By replacing each pixel with a digit from pi I am able to create a final product unlike anything I have seen before. This pi pixel illustration contains 180,080 digits of pi and was created from a photograph I took this past summer up in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The photograph was taken inside an abandoned structure that had a series of open doors, one right after another. When seen in a gallery this print is nearly 6 feet tall, roughly the size of the doors in real life. Below I have included a zoomed in section so you can see the pi pixels more closely.